Lot 3668

A spiked Luristan macehead, 2600 – 2400 B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


A tubular bronze macehead. The upper half is decorated with three rows of strong thorns. Between each row of thorns a snake. Small chip at the upper finish, otherwise intact and with beautiful green patina. Length 15 cm. Cf. G. Zahlhaas, Luristan. Antike Bronzen aus dem Iran (Munich 2002), p.18, no. 4 (Catalogue of the Archaeological State Collection Munich).

Provenance: Portuguese private collection, acquired 2002 on the British art market. Previously Axel Guttmann Collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.