Bronze axe-head

Luristan culture, 10th-7th centuries BC. From Luristan, western Iran... The style of this cast bronze axe-head links it to the region of Luristan in western Iran. Bronzes of this kind were plundere d from the cemeteries and shrines of the area from the 1920s onwards. Many of the graves were rich in bronzes, and even the poorest male graves appear to have contained a few weapons.

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