Luristan Bronzes

Noted carpet expert James Opie has speculated on the relationship between Luri rugs and Luristan Bronzes.

Examples:
2 Luristan Bronze Standards Ca. 8th C. B.C. Sotheby's
2 Luristan Bronze Standards Ca. 8th C. B.C. Sotheby's
Two Luristan Bronze Standards, circa 8th Century B.C.,
New York 

DESCRIPTION
Two Luristan Bronze Standards, circa 8th Century B.C.,
one with finial in the form of a triple-headed janiform divinity with highly stylized body, and grasping confronted cock-headed monsters by their necks, subsidiary cock's heads below, the other in the form of a four-headed janiform deity holding confronted cock-headed monsters by their necks, subsidiary cock's heads above and below, each standard with concave cylindrical socket on a molded base and stem of circular section with ribbed collars.
Heights 14 1/2 and 16 3/8 in. (36 and 41.6cm.) 


Luristan Bronzes 19th C. 

Luristan Bronzes 19th C. Nagel
Description
(German only) Darunter: Sechs Schmucknadeln, u.a. Luristan. - Ein Schloss in Form eines Löwen. - Kleinbronze eines Rindes, Ägypten. - Eine Schmucknadel in Delphinform, wohl Römisch. 
Additional Information
(German only) Aus einer Süddeutschen Privatsammlung. - Altersschäden, Verkrustungen.


Luristan Bronze Ibex C. 1000-800 B.C.
Luristan Bronze Ibex C. 1000-800 B.C.
MEASUREMENTS
3 1/16 and 3 1/2in. (7.8 and 8.9cm)
DESCRIPTION
comprising a highly stylized figure of a man standing with his splayed hands extended forward and wearing a conical headdress, his face with grooved mouth and protruding round eyes, and a Luristan whetstone handle in the form of the forequarters of a couchant ibex with tall horns swept back to the tips of the long pointed ears, the details engraved.


Luristan Bronze Mask Ca. 8th C. B.C. 
Luristan Bronze Mask Ca. 8th C. B.C.
MEASUREMENTS
Height 3in. 7.6cm
DESCRIPTION
the oval face with pointed chin, prominent straight nose, large heavy-lidded eyes, and centrally parted hair falling in two broad masses on either side of the smooth brow.
Provenance:
Elie Borowski, Basel, September 1967


Luristan Luri Bronze Zoomorphic
Luristan Luri Bronze Zoomorphic
HD Enterprises ANCIENT BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC PENDANT, LURISTANThis odd, 1 ½” long zoomorphic pendant (WJF489) rests on three stubby little legs, sports a stubby upright tail, and has a tri-peaked crest running across the long axis of its head. Found in Iran and attributed to the Luristan horizon, c.1500BC, it is designed for use as a pendant. What it is meant to represent is the question? Horse, sea horse, mythical creature…your guess! In excellent condition with superb age patina, this little wearable treasure comes with a small display card and a map highlighting the Luristan area.


A Luristan Terracotta Rhyton Ca. 8th C. B.C.
A Luristan Terracotta Rhyton Ca. 8th C. B.C.
MEASUREMENTS
height 10 1/8 in. 25.7cm
DESCRIPTION
in the form of a standing bull, each side of the body painted in red with striated horizontal bands and three registers of inverted cross-hatched triangles.
Provenance
R. Anavian Gallery, Teheran, 1969