Lot 166: Pair of Ancient Luristan Bronze Axe Head .
23 October 2016
Brooklyn, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Pair of Ancient Luristan Bronze Axe Head ,Ca. 1st millennium B.C ,each having a decorative finial depicting a reclining stag with large antlers. Tubular handle grips decorated with incised striated zigzag patterns. Perforated through the handles for attachment. Overall blue-green surface patina with areas of encrustation. Stable hairline in one blade and both have some minor ancient losses on the blade tip, otherwise intact, overall exc. cond. Custom lucite bases.Provenance :Ex. private NYC collection, acquired from Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, NY., 1980s , Size : 20 cm x 4 cm