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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    AN ELAMITE BRONZE AXE HEAD

    LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ELAMITE BRONZE AXE HEAD
    LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    With protruding beak-like protome at back of shaft and curving blade, 11 in. (28 cm.) long; another with rounded blade and crest-like protome protruding from back of shaft, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long; and another with stylized tail-shaped blade with incised feather decoration remaining, an anchor-shaped protome protruding from the back of the shaft, 5½ in (14 cm.) long, both late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C., both mounted (3)


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRINCELY COLLECTION
    Lots 6-22