A Luristan bronze openwork female idol

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Lot 98
A Luristan bronze openwork female idol

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,446) inc. premium
A Luristan bronze openwork female idol
Iran, circa early 1st Millennium B.C.
The abstract figure with long neck, prominent nose and large round eyes, wearing a short dress in intricate openwork and a studded belt, depicted holding a stylised child in her arms, with hoops at the ears holding large earrings and at the shoulders holding two small vessel pendants, another suspension loop behind the head, 3½in (9cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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