Bronzes from Luristan in ancient Persia.
These were made by a culture which flourished from the 12th to the 8th centuries B.C.
Most of their bronzes were horse-trappings, hence the holes.
This panel prefigures Christian representations of Daniel in the Lions' Den, or Samson,
as well as Adam/Jesus as Lord of Beasts.
A cauldron from Giroft in Luristan.