Luristan Bronze Beaker

SKU: MS.0072

Origin: Near East
Circa: 9th Century BC to 7th century BC
Dimensions: 5.6875" (14.5 cm) Height 
Medium: Bronze

The cylindrical body slightly waisted, with two confronting bulls, their heads, horns, flanks and upturned tails with incised details, the mammiform base adorned with a rosette, a band of tongues above and below, a band of guilloche below the rim.

with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent

Broken and repaired. Some cracks with fill and consolidation on the interior. With a dark brown patina. A minor losses to the rim, surface wear, pitting and abrasions throughout. Accompanied by a fitted leather case.

For two related vessels see nos. 342-3 in O.W. Muscarella, Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Luristan Bronze Beaker


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