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Spiked axe head

Period:
Iron Age I-II
Date:
ca. 1200–900 B.C.
Geography:
Western Iran
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
2.95 x 7.48 in. (7.49 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1932
Accession Number:
32.161.2
Not on view
By 1931, collection of George D. Pratt, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1932, gift of George D. Pratt.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Carter, Dagny. 1957. The Symbol of the Beast: The Animal-Style Art of Eurasia. New York: Ronald Press, pl. 25e.

Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 42.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 189, no. 304.
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