Description Finials for ceremonial standards and bridle bits with animal forms are characteristic of the metalwork produced by the hunter societies of Luristan ca. the 10th-8th century BCE. The life of the hunter is built around animals, as food, transportation, and the embodiment of the unfathomable forces of nature.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913
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