13 June 2000
A LURISTAN BRONZE MACE HEAD
circa early 1st millennium b.c.
The cylindrical shaft with two raised ridges, terminating in an orb divided into three sections, each with the head of an ibex, with a long snout, bulging eyes and long back-curving horns, each section divided by a raised flange
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
Dr. Elie Borowski
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 132.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
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