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LOT 1313

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 960 - 1,200
USD ($) 1,090 - 1,360

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£720 (EUR 861; USD 980) (+bp*)

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Luristan Decorated Shield Boss

13th-6th century BC

A bronze discoid shield boss with raised and domed centre, with a pearled repoussè border from which four spirals radiate; central perforation for attachment to a shield. 165 grams, 17.5cm (7"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Ex important Japanese collection, 1970s-2010.

Literature
See Godard, A., Les Bronzes du Luristan, Paris, 1931, pl.XXV, no.75, for a very similar decorated umbo.

Footnotes
All Kassite or Luristan shield studs are circular, and more or less of the same size. They are, as in this splendid specimen, decorated using repoussè technique and often with a series of spirals or sometimes cabochons around the raised central section.