LURISTAN BRONZE BANGLE WITH DECORATED TERMINALS
Measurements: 7 cm – internal diameter
Description: A beautiful Luristan cast bronze bangle composed of a circular, plain hoop, featuring finely decorated terminals, modelled as beast heads. Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable. Their artwork mainly comprises ornaments, vessels and weapons.
Period: Circa 9th-7th century BC
Condition: Extremely fine, with signs of aging and green patina to the surface. Suitable for modern wear.