London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE-HEAD
2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
The ribbed shaft with four joined spikes, a feline creature surmounts the downward curving blade, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long; a cheekpiece in the form of a winged mouflon; another similar, the mouflon with feline head emerging from its back, both pierced in the centre, early 1st millennium B.C., 3½ in. (9 cm.) high av.; a bronze openwork axe-head, of fenestrated form with twin circular openings, crescent blade, restored, 3rd millennium B.C., 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long; and a bronze pouring vessel, with long spout and bosses around the join with body, restored, late 2nd/early 1st millennium B.C., 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high (5)
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