800 Bc Iran Luristan Culture Persian Figural Bronze Ladle With Animal No Reserve For Sale
800 BC IRAN LURISTAN CULTURE PERSIAN FIGURAL BRONZE LADLE WITH ANIMAL
This listing is for a 800 BC - 1200 BC bronze Luristan ladle. It measures 5 3/4 inches or14.5 cm long. The Luristan people lived in what is now the mountains of western Iran. This culture flourished there between 1200 BC and 800 BC. They are world renowned by Archeologist's for their figural bronze work done cast by the lost wax process.
This laddle comes from the personal collection of Patti Cadby Birch. Ms. Birch was a socialite in New York City and was a member of the board of both The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. Ms.Birch wasa Persian specialist.
This figural ladle has a bowl at one end and a mountain goat at the other end. The bowl is 1 inch deep and 1 3/4 inches in diameter (25mm by 45mm). The bowl is vertically ribbed. The handle is in a twisted design and extends from the bowl to the finial. The finial is a full figured mountain goat-antelope called a West Caucasian Tur. This animal is found only in the western Caucasus mountains, Where the Luristan people lived.
The patina of the piece is unpolished in mostly in green verdigris. There is a brass or bronze wrap around repair. Outside of this the bronze is in beautiful shape. Please see many photographs for more on the look and condition of this antiquity. There is .
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