London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A LARGE NORTH-WEST PERSIAN RITUAL BRONZE PICKAXE
CIRCA 1000-800 B.C.
With central shaft hole, the tapered pick set horizontally opposite the vertical axe blade with downward curving edge
12¼ in. (31 cm.) long
Formerly in the Dubiner collection; the Canadian, Sam Dubiner, lived in Israel and formed a collection of mainly ancient Persian ceramics between 1954-1958.
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