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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE HEAD

    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE HEAD
    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    With flared blade, the ribbed shaft with four butt-spikes in the form of eagle heads, 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) long; another with ribbed shaft extending at the back to form a square-shaped ribbed butt-plate, the flared blade with incised decoration along top edge, 1st millennium B.C., 9 in. (23 cm.) long; and an Elamite bronze axe head with undulating butt-plate, 2nd millennium B.C., 4¾ in. (12 cm.) long, all mounted (3)


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    Provenance

    Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960s.