A LARGE GROUP OF WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE WEAPONS AND TOOLS
MAINLY 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including a large adze-axe, the blades set at right angles, the shaft decorated with dotted chequerboard and herringbone pattern, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long; a pickaxe with rounded butt-plate strengthened with thick bar, 8 in. (20.2 cm.) long; an axe head with shaft surmounted with a ram, 6¼ in. (16 cm.) long; a flat lugged-axe with small lugs curving from the side to divide the blade from the butt, 6¾ in. (17 cm.) long; a mace head, the swollen upper body decorated with three rows of raised lozenges, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high; and a lead mace head(?) with three large rounded protomes decorated in between with four standing ibex with curving horns, possibly Bactrian, late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C., 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high(a lot)
Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960s (see lot 115 onwards).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
END OF SALE
NEW YORK, ANTIQUITIES AND ANCIENT JEWELRY, 6-7 DECEMBER 2007
LONDON, ANTIQUITIES, 29-30 APRIL 2008