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    Sale 9482

    THE ART OF WARFARE: THE AXEL GUTTMANN COLLECTION PART I

    6 November 2002, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    A MESOPOTAMIAN-ELAMITE BRONZE MACE HEAD

    LATE 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MESOPOTAMIAN-ELAMITE BRONZE MACE HEAD
    LATE 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The long cylindrical shaft with narrow flanged base, the upper section with three vertical relief panels of a herringbone motif divided and bordered by parallel ridges, similar band with ridged grooves around the base, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high; an Elamite bronze mace head, the upper section divided into two registers, each with prominent vertical rows of spikes alternating with a hatched band containing a snake-like motif, twin cord-like bands bordering above and below, faint traces of incised chevrons on the lower section, late 3rd millennium B.C., 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high; and two Luristan bronze mace heads with octagonal shafts and ribbed bases, the swollen upper bodies with faceted knobs, bordered by grooved encircling bands, early 1st millennium B.C., both 5½ in. (14 cm.) high (4)


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    Cf. P. R. S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1971, p. 95, pl. 10, nos. 95 and 97 for similar to items one and two; and P. R. S. Moorey, Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Adam Collection, London, 1974, p. 48, no. 16 for similar to items three and four.

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