18 October 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN ELAMITE AND A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE HEAD
CIRCA 2100-1750 B.C.
The Elamite axe head with a relief figure of a lion on either side of the shaft socket, linear grooves extending from the mouth towards the blade; and a Luristan bronze axe head with the figure of a lion grasping the rear of the shaft, a snake at either side, with incised chevron decoration on the curved blade
6 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) and 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) long respectively (2)
From a private collection formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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