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LURISTAN CEREMONIAL AXE

LURISTAN CEREMONIAL AXE
Bronze axe-head with cylindrical shaft-hole and four butt spikes; three ribs around, one large rib onto the blade, curving sharply round, thickened on top and bottom. Green and red patina. Mounted. Intact.
Dim. 26,6 x 6,6 cm.
Ex priv. coll. MvS., Netherland, acquired Vte Drout, Paris 1980s
10th – 9th cent. BC

cf. P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1971, nos. 17-19, pls. 2-3; G.F. van den Boorn, Oud Iran, Leiden, p.87, afb.123

 7.500

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