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Janiform idol with crested animals
Janiform idol with crested animals - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 93992
9 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Dimensions :
H. 7.09 inch
Galerie Kevorkian

Ancient Near Eastern, Islamic & Indian art

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Janiform idol with crested animals

Finial in the shape of an elongated subhuman figure, grasping the necks of crested monsters with cocks’ heads issuing from their base. A second relief human mask is set in the mid-part of the tube between the monsters’ necks. Green and red patina.

Early 1st millennium BC

Ex H. Kevorkian collection
Fondation Kevorkian auction, Sotheby’s, London, 8 December 1970: n°134
Ex Francis Barillet collection, Paris
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 April 1991: n°41
Ex collection F., Paris

AMIET Pierre, Les Antiquités du Luristan: collection David-Weill, De Boccard, Paris, 1976: n°214
Cernuschi museum, Bronzes du Luristan: énigmes de l'Iran ancien - IIIe-Ier millénaire av. J.-C., 4 March - 22 June 2008, Paris musées, Paris, 2008: p.191, n°190
GODARD André, Les Bronzes du Lurist?n, G, van Oest, Paris, collection Ars Asiatica, 1931: plate LII, n°196
MAHBOUBIAN Houshang, Art of ancient Iran: copper and bronze, Philip Wilson, Londres, 1997: p.152, n°146
MOOREY Peter Roger Stuart, Ancient Persian bronzes in the Adam Collection, Faber & Faber, Londres, 1974: p. 110, n°81
MUSCARELLA Oscar White, Bronze and iron: ancient Near Eastern artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,1988: p. 148, n°231 and 233
VANDEN BERGHE Louis, Luristan: een verdwenen bronskunst uit West-Iran, Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Sint-Pietersabdij - Gent, 9 oktober 1982 - 30 januari 1983, Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, 1982: p.208, n°281

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