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Western Asiatic copper double-sided flask: master of animals Western Asiatic copper double-sided flask: master of animals
WESTERN ASIATIC COPPER DOUBLE-SIDED FLASK: MASTER OF ANIMALS

Controlling a feline. The figure, dressed in a long garment, stands on a serpent-form foundation, The head, with hollow eyes, has two long wisps of hair falling onto the torso. Two curved horns on a headpiece which include the animal’s ears. Very rare.
A similar example with serpents is in the permanent collection of the Musée du Louvre, Inv. AO 31715 (in poor condition).

Kerman, late 3rd-early 2nd Millennium BC

H. 8 in. (20.3 cm.)

Ex French collection.


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Western Asiatic copper double-sided flask: master of animals Western Asiatic copper double-sided flask: master of animals

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