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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England