A finely crafted bronze axe-head with spiked butt. Short cylindrical shaft-hole cast with four raised horizontal moldings terminating at back in spur-like projections with conical terminals. The blade rises above the top of the shaft and springs from the third rib down at the bottom. Small area of incised linear design on top of blade above shaft-hole. See P.R.S Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, plate 2, #14.
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An Elamite clay figure of the goddess Astarte, depicted nude with her hands cupped beneath her breasts and with elaborate coiffure, wearing bracelets, earrings and a necklace with pendant hanging between her breasts
Dated from, Middle Elamite period, 1350 BC
Ishtar (Akkadian), Astarte (Phoenician), or Inanna (Sumerian) was the most impor ...click for details