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Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 10.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 10.2 cm long. Private collection

Bronze quiver, Iran, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver fragment, Iran, with Hero with head and feet turned back that hold a lion or a leopard from back legs with hand and with other macehead, holes along border, 7.2 cm large. Private collection

Bronze quiver, Iran, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver fragment, Iran, with Hero with head and feet turned back that hold a lion or a leopard from back legs with hand and with other macehead, holes along border, 7.2 cm large. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of bottom register representing a hero battling a lion or a leopard. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of bottom register representing a hero battling a lion or a leopard. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing two bearded men facing each other. This style is probably from a provincial workshop that copy Assyrian model with Achaemenid influence. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing two bearded men facing each other. This style is probably from a provincial workshop that copy Assyrian model with Achaemenid influence. Private collection

Bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing three female figures. As in first register the two beardless figures  wear unusual garments and are shown in mirror image, it would normally be expected that they both raise their right hands, the same is true for these. Private collection

Bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing three female figures. As in first register the two beardless figures wear unusual garments and are shown in mirror image, it would normally be expected that they both raise their right hands, the same is true for these. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing a deity in a winged and tailed ring flanked by two adorants. Although it is crudely derived from Neo-Assyrian art the details are generally different, the divine figure in the winged disk wears an unusual headdress. Private collection

Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Luristan bronze quiver, decorated in repoussé and incision, detail of register representing a deity in a winged and tailed ring flanked by two adorants. Although it is crudely derived from Neo-Assyrian art the details are generally different, the divine figure in the winged disk wears an unusual headdress. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.1 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.1 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 10.6 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze axe head, Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 10.6 cm long. Private collection

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