|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.