Luristan Decorated Bronze Spike-butted Axe Head. Luristan axehead.. Product #: AS-3387 Regular price: $750.00 $750.00 Sold
Luristan Decorated Bronze Spike-butted Axe Head.Luristan Decorated Bronze Spike-butted Axe Head.Luristan Decorated Bronze Spike-butted Axe Head.

Luristan Decorated Bronze Spike-butted Axe Head.

Product Code: AS-3387
Length: 24CM

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This spike-butted bronze axe has a short cylindrical shaft-hole with four straight ribs at the back terminating in four conically-tipped short spikes at the back; an extension from the ribs the ribs and runs into the blade as a single rib ending in an arrow-head; the blade initially narrow at shaft, broadens into a slightly convex unsharpened edge; the upper and lower edges strengthened by thickening.

Very Fine condition; one side with accretions, surface a liitle rough.

Luristan area of Western Persia. Circa 1200-1000 B.C.

Spike-butted axes are hallmarks of Luristan's bronze industry in Iron Age I (c.1200-1000 BC) and this...

This spike-butted bronze axe has a short cylindrical shaft-hole with four straight ribs at the back terminating in four conically-tipped short spikes at the back; an extension from the ribs the ribs and runs into the blade as a single rib ending in an arrow-head; the blade initially narrow at shaft, broadens into a slightly convex unsharpened edge; the upper and lower edges strengthened by thickening.

Very Fine condition; one side with accretions, surface a liitle rough.

Luristan area of Western Persia. Circa 1200-1000 B.C.

Spike-butted axes are hallmarks of Luristan's bronze industry in Iron Age I (c.1200-1000 BC) and this axe displays typical form and decoration from this period.

Literature: See item 17;  P. R. S. Moorey, 'Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum', 1971.
Also items 51 and 52; Luristan Bronzes in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

NB. Not supplied with stand.

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