A small bronze axe with plain cylindrical shaft, of simple undecorated form with flattened top.
Complete; good metal; a small chip at the top of the shaft; green patina and light encrustations.
Luristan area of Western Persia: Iron-age: Circa 900-700 BC.
For similar types, see items 4 and 5; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum; PRS Moorey.
See also fig 4; Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr; Bronze and iron weapons from Luristan
Sorry, but stand not included.
Throughout the Ancient World, from Greece to Persia, battles raged. The skilled Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest weaponry then available.
- Axe head
- 4.3×8.8×2.8 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 900-700 B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo