Lot 1617: Western Asiatic Babylonian Duck-Billed Axehead
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd millennium BC. A bronze axehead with ovoid socket and ribbed tongue-shaped blade, two elliptical piercings to each face extending to the socket. See discussion in Godard, F. The Art of Iran, London, 1965, p.76-82. 241 grams, 11cm (4 1/4"). Ex Ancient Art Shop, Windsor, UK, 2001.
Condition Report: Fine condition, small casting flaws to socket.