Votive Pin with Decorated Disc

Votive Pin with Decorated Disc

800-600 BC

Silver, repoussé and incised

Overall: 35.1 x 15.9 x 1.7 cm (13 13/16 x 6 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1963.257


Silver and gold objects were usually made in northern Iran—not in Luristan. This pin, however, resembles bronze ones made in Luristan. The main subject on this pin is the master-of-the-animals, a man who grips one wild beast in each hand—a favorite ancient Near Eastern motif.

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