Luristan Bronze Pick Axe

An ancient Luristan bronze pick axe head with an integral socketed cylindrical shaft with long pick and axe reverse.

Ca. 1500 - 800 BC.
Length: 7 3/4 in. (20 cm).

Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia.

Formerly in the collection of Artemis A. W. Joukowsky (1930-2020) and Dr. Martha Sharp Joukowsky (1936-2022), Providence, Rhode Island.
Exhibited: Providence, R.I., List Art Center, Brown University, Love for Antiquity: Selections from the Joukowsky Collection, October 12 - November 8, 1985.
Published: T. Hackens & R. Winkes, eds., Love for Antiquity: Selections from the Joukowsky Collection, Louvian-la-Neuve, (1985), no. 7.
Inv#: 9065
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$1,000

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