Adze blade

Scytho-Persian
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .156

Accession Number

30.557

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Adze-head, crouching lion on haft. Reddish bronze, heavily encrusted.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund