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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    A LURISTAN BRONZE PICK-AXE

    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LURISTAN BRONZE PICK-AXE
    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The shaft decorated with the figure of a feline mauling a man, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) long; a whetstone with bronze socket in the form of the head and forepart of an ibex with curving horns, 9½ in. (24 cm.) long; a bronze whetstone socket in the form of the head and forepart of an ibex, with double ram head protomes emerging from its chest, 3½ in. (9 cm.) high; and a bronze circular finial, the central openwork tube decorated with janiform stylized faces with long noses, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high, all early 1st millennium B.C. (4)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection, acquired prior to 1979.