Elamite Axe Head with Bird’s Wings

Culture: Elamite
Period: Early 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11 cm x 12.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6190
Provenance: Swiss private collection Jean Olivier, acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Cleaned, but intact.
Description: Ceremonial axe with a sickle-shaped blade originating from a serpent mouth. At the shaft end a raptor facing down, underneath two wings of a bird. For a similar model see: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession No. 65.145.1, as well as Klingenmuseum Solingen, inv. 2006.W.037. Mounted.