Luristan Spiked Axe Head

GBP 950.00

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Object Description

A very fine Luristan spiked axe head cast in bronze. The blade features a short cylinderical shaft with four ribbed butt-spikes, each terminating in a conical point. The top and bottom butt-spike form the collars of the shaft-hole while the middle two ribs curve up towards the blade, each spike is connected with an additional crossbar. The blade has a very narrow base, with both edges strengthened by thickening, which curves downwards ending in a straight cutting edge.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 130703

Object Condition

Extremely fine condition, some olive green patination to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    x D:22.3 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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