Rare Miniature Votive Axe Head, Luristan, ca. 1000 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1191093
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Accurate miniature version of a Luristan axe head with a pointed, nearly triangular blade and three straight ribs at rear terminating in conical spurs.
The cylindrical hole at center with remains of the original shaft.
The small scale is rare and denotes the votive or ceremonial function of the item.
Luristan, ca. 1000 BC
L. 5.5 cm (2.1 in)
Intact and of fine quality.
German private collection, Königswinter (Germany) (data will be provided to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed