A fine Luristan Hemispherical Bronze Bowl, ca 1200-800 BCE
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of striking deep mahogany/brown color has been hammered and chased with embossed ornament on the walls, consisting of six rows of elongated globules, all formed in repousse by striking from the interior with a small egg-shaped tool.
Reference: For an almost identical example cf: Mahboubian, "Art of Ancient Iran, Copper and Bronze," 1998, #49.
Dimensions: Diameter: 6-1/4 inches (15.88 cm)
Condition: The bowl is intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues. His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.