Artist Luristan, Iranian
Title
  • Whetstone with Mountain Goat Handle
  • Whetstone with Bronze Ibex Socket (former title)
Date 1000 - 650 BCE
Medium bronze and stone
Dimensions Overall: 9 1/4 × 7/8 × 2 1/4 inches (23.5 × 2.2 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Activities Committee Fund
Accession Number 67.163
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
1967-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 47, no. 2 (1968): pp. 32-33 (ill.).

Moorey, P.R.S. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 1971, pp. 98-100 [similar objects discussed and dated; mentions the importance of these pieces as bronze weapons required more whetting than iron], pls. 11, 12, (fig. 104-107), (ill.).