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LOT 1390

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 350
USD ($) 240 - 360

Price
£200 (EUR 233; USD 243) (+bp*)

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LURISTAN BUTTED AXE
3RD-2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
6 7/8 in. (375 grams, 17.5 cm).

A bronze shafted axe, the cylindrical shaft decorated with three bosses, blade with diverging edges, the upper sides of the hole and part of the blade decorated with a dotted pattern.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1980-2015.
Ex Abelita family collection.

LITERATURE:
See Gorelik, M., Weapons of Ancient East, IV millennium BC-IV century BC, Saint Petersburg (2003) in Russian, pl.XIX, no.38, from Assur.

FOOTNOTES:
The earliest Luristan bronze weapons, particularly daggers, axes, and adzes, share many similarities in form with Mesopotamian artefacts of the 3rd millennium BC. The unadorned weapons, especially the axes, adzes and picks, were made using simple clay or stone bivalve moulds with
a core inserted into them to form the socket for the shaft.

CONDITION