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.