An unusual Luristan bronze Helmet
Persia, 9th - 7th Century B.C.
of domed form surmounted by a pointed knop finial, with front decorative attachment consisting of opposing zoomorphic heads surmounted by a crescent finial, the back with a repoussé hook and dot motif, and an incised band of dotted triangles along the border
22.2 cm. diam., 19.8 cm. high