- Museum number
Crescentic copper alloy axe-head; the shaft hole is decorated with a crouching lion and the blade emerges from a stylised lion's head; cast.
- Production date
- 9thC BC-8thC BC
Diameter: 1.90 centimetres (socket)
Height: 22.30 centimetres (max of blade)
Width: 9.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The shaft-hole is decorated with a crouching lion and the blade emerges from a stylised lion's head. This type of axe-head was characteristic of Luristan. Lions only became extinct in the Near East in the 1920s.
- On display (G52/dc2)
- Exhibition history
G52/Iran/16/15, from official opening 17/11/95.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the donor's uncle in the late 1920s.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number