COPPER ALLOY LURISTAN AXE
Measurements: 10.5 cm – width, 7 cm – height without a stand, 13 cm – height with a stand.
Description: A small spike butted axe head, with cylindrical shaft hole decorated with furrowed lines leading to four spiked ribs. The blade starts with a short straight shaft, which widens into a crescent shape. Spike-butted axes are hallmarks of Luristan bronze weaponry in Iron Age I period. Item comes with a wooden display stand.
Provenance: Ex German collection from Cologne, 1980 – 1990.
Period: 800 BC
Condition: Very fine, intact. Green patina covers the surface, spots of oxidized copper alloy showing under patina.