Object Number:30-38-49
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Luristan Province
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 23 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 1930


Mythological Hero (only bust) closing Jaws of Two Dragons. Hero has Curls on either side, a Horned Crown, a Tight Necklace, and Feminine Breasts. Stands on Two Crouching Antelopes back to back. The Dragons have long serpent's necks and tight necklace.

Legrain publication: "Bronze pin. The head is an elaborate version of the mythological hero between two monstrous dragons. He closes with both hands the jaw of the beasts. The dragons are reduced to a neck a head with long snout, lozenge eyes, pointed ear and a four string collar. The hero is cut at the waist and rests on two fore parts of antelopes crouching, heads turned towards him. himself has the traditional crescent horns and curled tresses of Ea-Bani, a tight necklace and, strangely enough, feminine breasts. 225 x 80 mm."

Ackerman: Gallery V, Panel 3, Object C- Pin

Bull-man, androgynous, squatting on crouching deer with heads turned back; seizing confronted long-necked lions’ heads. L. 8 ¾ in.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ackerman, Phyllis. Apr 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art.. New York. The American Printing Company of New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: PG 104, Object CView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1934. Luristan Bronzes in the university museum.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 14/ Pl. V, 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1934. "Catalogue". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. Volume Supplement. no. 1934. pg. 12-20 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. V, fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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