A Luristan Bronze Finial Stand, ca. 8th century BCE
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With an hourglass-shaped body, long cylindrical neck, and a flared rim, linear decoration along the top and bottom of the body as well as around the bottom of the neck.
Dimensions: Height: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)
Condition: The separately made iron pin now missing with slight damage to the top left corner, otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall, a rare and fine example. Accompanied by a museum-quality custom mount.
Provenance: Paul Ilton private collection. During his lifetime, Paul Ilton was internationally known as an archaeologist, lecturer, teacher, film consultant and author, personally excavating the pieces within his collecting during his 25 years in the Holy Land. He recorded his findings in a book “The Bible was my Treasure Map” published in 1958 following his death.