Large Luristan Axe Head with a Crouching Predator

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.4 cm x 12 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6192
Provenance: Private collection Jacob Acheroff, Paris prior to 1970. With a certificate and statement of provenance by A.M. Kevorkian dated 25 October 1975. Thence Swiss private collection Jean Olivier.
Condition: Wonderful green patina, intact.
Description: Ceremonial axe of halberd type with a sickle-shaped blade originating from a fan palm. On the back of the cylindrical shaft tube a crouching predator, its tail resting on its back. The inside of the blade is ribbed. Mounted.