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A rare Luristan Bronze Socket Macehead, ca. 800 - 700 BC

MX1901

cast using the lost wax process; the head of this mace is covered with six flat-faced, raised lozenge shaped knobs, each decorated with a concentric ring element, above a hollow, rimmed socket.

Condition:  Areas of mineral deposits, with excellent blue/green patina, custom mounted. A rare and excellent example.

Dimensions:  Height: 3.5 inches (8.89 cm)

Provenance:  The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's.  Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues.  His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.


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