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Whetstone with ram handle

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Whetstone with handle in the shape of a ram's head. Legs folded beneath the body. Handle bronze; a stone crudely attached with bronze wire. 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.

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Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 7th–4th century B.C.


Legacy dimension: H. .20

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The Ancient World


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