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Whetstone with handle in the form of an ibex

Whetstone and chain, with a bronze terminal in the form of ibex heads flanking a moufflon head.


By 1966: with H. D. Motamed, Malba, New York; 1966: purchased by the MFA from H. D. Motamed. (Accession date: December 14, 1966)

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Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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