Luristan standard finial of two winged felines confronting one another

Bronze
Luristan art, 9th–7th century BC
Height: 19.5 cm

The two heads are depicted face-to-face with their mouths open. The felines are positioned symmetrically on their hind legs.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mr André Godard (1881–1965), Paris, acquired prior to 1931 Formerly in the collection of Mr David David-Weill (1871–1952), Paris, acquired after 1931

Literature: A. Godard, Les Bronzes du Luristan, Paris,1931, pl. LIII (198)
J. Potratz, Luristanbronzen: Die einstmalige Sammlung Professor Sarre, Berlin, Istanbul,1968, pl. XXXI (194)
Bronzes antiques des steppes et de l’Iran: collection D. David-Weill, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 28–29 June 1972, lot 97
P. Amiet, Les Antiquités du Luristan: collection David-Weill, Paris, 1976, p. 92, no. 208