Lot 2405: Western Asiatic Luristan Sceptre Part Group
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Late 2nd millennium BC. A mixed group of bronze elements for a sceptre comprising: a flat-section panel with ram-head finial; a tapering tube with ribbed collar, two addorsed human faces; a finial with bifacial Master of Animals gripping a horse(?) by the neck, facing mask to the chest, hind-legs below on a ribbed stud. Cf. Legrain, L. Luristan Bronzes in the University Museum, Pennsylvania, 1934, plate III, item 8. 271 grams total, 7.5-16.5cm (3 - 6 1/2"). From an important private London collection; formed in the 1970s and 1980s. 
Condition Report: Fair condition, one arm absent.