Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable.
Luristan Bronze Openwork Bell Pendant
A Luristan silvered bronze pendant featuring a globular body modelled in openwork technique. A specular motif of four coiled circles forms the body, from which a loop extends at the top, and a protruding lower nob. Circular knobs further enrich the pendant’s body. Some patination is visible.
Provenance: Ex London Collection, formed between 1990-present.
Condition: Fine Condition