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LOT 0282

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 480 - 730

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £400 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £400
LURISTAN ADZE-AXE WITH MASK
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
6 3/4 in. (6 3/8 in.) (338 grams, 17.3 cm wide (652 grams total, 16.2 cm high including stand)).

A bronze adze-axe head composed of a tapering cylindrical socket and two heads, one perpendicular and one horizontal to the socket, the top of the socket with pellets to the rim and horizontal ribs to the faces, with a stylised human face mask to both sides, each with different features; mounted on a custom-made stand.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1980-2015.
Ex Abelita family collection.
Accompanied by an old illustrated catalogue card.

CONDITION