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Lot 0028A
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Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. A pair of finely-built bronze bowls from the storied Luristan culture. Each vessel has a rounded but stable base, a deep interior cavity, and a slight indented rim. Luristan bronzes far-outstripped those of their contemporaries in both execution and visual appeal; these bowls were most likely created for the purpose of interment to be filled with libations or other funerary offerings. Both bowls present a beautiful verdant-green patina. Size of largest: 6" Diameter (15.2 cm).

Provenance: private Ventura County, California USA collection

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Expected age-commensurate surface wear, small nicks to rims and bases, with abrasions along interior and exterior, otherwise intact and excellent. Nice earthen deposits and gorgeous dark-green patina throughout.

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Lot of 2 Ancient Luristan Bronze Bowls

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA