BRONZE ORNAMENT FROM LURISTAN
C 900 BC. H. 12 in. (30 cm). Lourve, Paris.
and varied collection of bronzes which have been discovered
in northern Luristan belonged to the tribes of mounted nomads
from the plains of Central Asia. The piece illustrated is a
pole top. It shows a hero between two beasts whose outward-curving
shapes form an open disk. Below the same subject is repeated
but with two bird heads flanking the head of the human figure.