Axe-head, curved blade emerging from the mouth of a lion mask strapped to haft with three braided ropes, such as also outline the back of blade, mouth and eye of mask and form a dart-like decoration down center of blade. Copper bronze, with green patina.
From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.* (Accession date: August 7, 1930) *Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund