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Luristan Copper Adze Head w/ Braided Motif

Lot 0037 Details

Description
Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan culture, ca. 9th to 7th century BCE. An impressive copper adze head featuring a tubular socket and a flat, rectangular head that projects at a 45 degree angle from the socket and tapers to a perpendicular cutting edge. Three horizontal bands of a lovely braided motif adorn the top of the socket. The ancient implement is enveloped in rich russet and green patina that is evocative of the ancient world. Size: 4.7" L x 3.2" H (11.9 cm x 8.1 cm)

Provenance: ex-Estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

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Condition
Minor nicks to blade edge and bottom of socketing shaft, with light encrustations within some recessed areas, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and nice patina throughout.
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Luristan Copper Adze Head w/ Braided Motif

Estimate $600 - $800
Jan 14
Starting Price $350
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0037: Luristan Copper Adze Head w/ Braided Motif

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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $350
Arms & Armor | Antiquity to Present Day
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 12:00 PM
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Lot 0037 Details

Description
...
Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan culture, ca. 9th to 7th century BCE. An impressive copper adze head featuring a tubular socket and a flat, rectangular head that projects at a 45 degree angle from the socket and tapers to a perpendicular cutting edge. Three horizontal bands of a lovely braided motif adorn the top of the socket. The ancient implement is enveloped in rich russet and green patina that is evocative of the ancient world. Size: 4.7" L x 3.2" H (11.9 cm x 8.1 cm)

Provenance: ex-Estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#159315
Condition
...
Minor nicks to blade edge and bottom of socketing shaft, with light encrustations within some recessed areas, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and nice patina throughout.

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