Seller: arcgallery (1,246) 100%, Location: Under the great Southern sky, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 251691281353 A superb ancient Luristan bronze finial depicting a central figure of The master of the Animals from the Epic of Gilgamesh. He holds two composite zoo-morphs by their throats. Attached to a socle base, all with dark green and brown patina. Excellent condition, mounted on a custom made wooden base. Dating to circa 1st millennium B.C. Measures 35.5cm height inc. base / 14" height inc base. Collection of Paul Frank, acquired by descent from John Green. Acquired from Parke-Bernet galleries, 1970s. ABOUT US. Archaeogallery is a registered Australian business & one of Australia's leading online dealers in collectables. We have sold thousands of rare pieces of art & collectables through our online website, eBay & many of the world’s leading auction houses. We guarantee all our items are the genuine product described and come with a full money back guarantee on authenticity. We are a proud member’s of the AIAA (Association of International Antiquities Dealers) which has a strict code of conduct we must conform to. All ancient products are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. We have dealt with an innumerable volume of happy and satisfied customers worldwide and now offer a select volume of quality pieces through our new revamped eBay store. Proudly Australian owned and operated, the family at Archaeogallery is dedicated to providing you with the very best value for your money. There are no pushy sales people, no need to travel long distances to purchase your items and no disappointment. We endeavor to give you the most accurate description of our products, shipping and payment terms. We are transparent in the way we operate our business and we work around the clock to make sure your product arrives in great condition and on time. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can make your purchase whenever you want or need it. Make sure you don't miss out on the best collectables around with us. TERMS & CONDITIONS PAYMENT. We accept payments through PayPal, bank deposit. Once your payment has cleared, we will ship your item within 2 business days. Please note, due to the high volume of unpaid items, we now require immediate payment upon purchase. POSTAGE. We send all parcels by Australia Post or a select number of reliable freight companies. Postage is as stated on the listing and includes a small packing material fee which varies on size and fragility of the item. POLICY. In line with the Australian Consumer Law, we will work with you to resolve any issue to the satisfaction of both parties. The terms and conditions included in each listing, the eBay user agreement and the winning bid constitute the contract between Archaeogallery and the winning bidder for the provision of products. Winning bidders are assumed to agree with full terms and conditions when buying or bidding on Archaeogallery products. While all care is given, any errors or omissions in the product listing are unintentional. CONTACT. To contact us, simply send us a message by clicking on ‘Ask a question’ at the bottom of the page and our team will be happy to assist. To provide the very best prices, Archaeogallery do not currently operate a call centre or pick up location. With our items stored, it is not possible to offer a pick up alternative at this time. Please remember to leave good feedback as we will do for you!