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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 144

    A CAUCASIAN BRONZE AXE-HEAD

    KOBAN CULTURE, CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CAUCASIAN BRONZE AXE-HEAD
    KOBAN CULTURE, CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    With elliptical shaft-hole and crescentic blade decorated on both sides with hatched geometric patterns, two arched bands and row of triangles following the curve of the blade, with triangle and diamond motifs flanking the shaft-hole
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in an American private collection, mid-1990s.
    French private collection.