Artist Luristan, Iranian
Title
  • Duckbill Axe Head
  • Shaft-Hole Fenestrated Axe-Head (former title)
Date 1800 - 1600 BCE
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 2 1/8 × 4 × 13/16 inches (5.4 × 10.2 × 2.1 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 28.183
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(American Colony Stores of Jerusalem);
1928-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Moorey, P.R.S. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 1971, p. 57 [similar types of axe-heads discussed and dated], p. 56, (fig. 8) (ill.).