Finial in Form of "Master of Animals"

Finial in Form of "Master of Animals"

11th century B.C.-7th century B.C.
Locale
Luristan, Iran
Country
Iran
finial
bronze
George Berger Bequest Fund
1963.7
. Finial in Form of "Master of Animals". 11th century B.C.-7th century B.C.. bronze. George Berger Bequest Fund. 1963.7.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 7.25 in, 18.4150 cm; width: 2 in, 5.0800 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Finial in Form of "Master of Animals" Iran, Luristan 1000s-600s B.C., middle to late Iron Age Bronze Funds from George Berger bequest by exchange 1963.7 Animal-adorned finials like this have been unearthed from the sites of both shrines and tombs. They are unique to the Luristan region of western Iran, and, having been made by the lost wax technique, no two are exactly the same. This is a typically decorative example with the two faces on the tube flanked by dragon and cock-like heads.

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