13 June 2000
A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE HEAD
circa 8th-7th century b.c.
The blade broadening toward the cutting edge, ridged along the upper edge, the cylindrical shaft surmounted by a panther attacking a ram, both animals reclining, the lion grabbing his prey between its fore-legs, its mouth open
4½ in. (11.4 cm) long
Dr. Elie Borowski
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 113.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
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