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Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.
Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.  - Ancient Art & Antiquities Style Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.  - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.  - Antiquités - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.
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Period :
<= 16th century
Dimensions :
L. 2.36 inch
Ancient Art & Antiquities  - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C. <= 16th century - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.  - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C. Antiquités - Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex.   Circa 1000-650 B.C.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex. Circa 1000-650 B.C.

A beautiful Luristan bronze whetstone handle with ibex head. The hollow bronze socket cast in the form of the foreparts of an ibex, the front legs tucked beneath the body, the spiral antlers curved backwards onto the neck to form a loop handle. Whetstones are utilitarian objects used to grind and hone the edges of tools and implements.

Ancient Near East. Iron Age. Luristan civilization. Circa 1000-650 B.C.

Dimensions: H 5,5cm ; L 6cm

Provenance: art & antique trade (BE)

References: a similar bronze can be found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art under accession number 67.163

In excellent condition with a beautiful excavation patina.

Kim J. Nazzi

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Ancient Art & Antiquities