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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A LURISTAN BRONZE PICK-AXE

    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LURISTAN BRONZE PICK-AXE
    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The cut-away socket with ribbed edge, the butt decorated with the figures of a lion mauling a man, the man beneath the lion, one hand on its jaw, the other around its neck, the lion's tail curled up over its back
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection, acquired prior to 1979.