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Luristan bronze axe head

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Axe-head, crescent blade, mounted by a lion. Mask and three prongs (at back) bound to haft with thongs.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .099

Accession Number

30.559

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs