Whetstone with ram handle

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .20

Accession Number

30.585

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Whetstone with handle in the shape of a ram’s head. Legs folded beneath the body. Handle bronze; a stone crudely attached with bronze wire. Green patina.

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