Luristan bronze axe head
Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: Length: .099
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Axe-head, crescent blade, mounted by a lion. Mask and three prongs (at back) bound to haft with thongs.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund