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Lot 378
Two Luristan bronze axe-heads and 2 x Luristan short swords, circa 10th-8th Centuries B.C. (4)

£ 1,700 - 2,000
US$ 2,300 - 2,700

Antiquities

14 May 2003, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

Two Luristan bronze axe-heads
One example with lunate blade, the upper section of the shaft cut away with a swagged protrusion at the back, 2½in.(6.5cm.), mounted and an axe-head with down-curved blade, the back of the shaft decorated with four spiked projections that continue across the shaft as linear bands, 7in. (17.5cm.) long, mounted; a Luristan bronze short sword, the hilt flanged for inlay and of crescentic form where the grip joins the blade, the pointed blade with incised linear medial ridge, 16in. (40.5cm.) and a Luristan bronze short sword with fish-tail butt, scalloped edged grip and elongated triangular blade, 17½in. (44cm.), both circa 11th-10th Century B.C. (4)
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