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A MESOPOTAMIAN COPPER AXE HEAD - CIRCA 2100 B.C. - With a Sumerian cuneiform…

A MESOPOTAMIAN COPPER AXE HEAD - CIRCA 2100 B.C. - With a Sumerian cuneiform…

Sumerian rein post and rings. "This rein ring is one of several found in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Leonard Woolley, the archaeologist, discoverd the ramains of a sledge in the Queen's Grave,partly decorated with mosaic of shell,lapis lazulu and red limestone and gold heads of lions and bulls.

Sumerian rein post and rings. This rein ring is one of several found in the Royal Cemetery at Ur.

If i ever get the pair of bearded axes I borrowed at War... they need to have this!

Dragon Axe - Viking Pattern Axe shape with Elmer’s original Dragon ornament carved and chased into the axehead. Artist Elmer Roush Odd thing to post but ooooh shiny!

Lyres from The Royal Tombs of Ur (ca 2550 BCE). - Ur (Sumerian: Urim) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate.

Lyres from The Royal Tombs of Ur (ca 2550 BCE) (not RCCF calibrated) - Ur (Sumerian: Urim) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate.

Sumerian Bull's head ornament for a lyre | | Early Dynastic III | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bull's head ornament for a lyre Period:Early Dynastic III Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Sumerian Medium:Bronze, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Dimensions:H.

A SUMERIAN COPPER PROTOME   EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C.   In the form of a bull-man, cast with thick walls, the oval face with raised arching brows above lidded almond-shaped eyes, the sclerae inlaid in white stone with lapis lazuli pupils, the long triangular nose with lightly-grooved nostrils, his thin mouth smiling, with projecting triangular ears and large forward-curving tapering horns, the poll outlined by a raised ridge  4 in. (10.1 cm.) wide

A SUMERIAN COPPER PROTOME EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C. In the form of a bull-man, cast with thick walls, the oval face with raised arching brows above lidded almond-shaped eyes, the sclerae inlaid in white stone with lapis lazuli pupils, the long triangular nose with lightly-grooved nostrils, his thin mouth smiling, with projecting triangular ears and large forward-curving tapering horns, the poll outlined by a raised ridge 4 in. (10.1 cm.) wide

Sumerian cuneiform-inscribed baked clay *coins* c. 2900 BC

Sumerian cuneiform-inscribed baked clay coins C. 2900 BCE The National Museum, Baghdad, Iraq.

Inlay depicting male torso    Period:      Early Dynastic IIIa  Date:      ca. 2600–2500 B.C.  Geography:      Mesopotamia  Culture:      Sumerian  Medium:      Shell  Dimensions:      H. 5.1 cm (2 in.)  Classification:      Shell  Credit Line:      Rogers Fund, 1949  Accession Number: 49.134.1  MET

Inlay depicting male torso Period: Early Dynastic IIIa Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Shell Dimensions: H.) Classification: Shell Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1949 Accession Number: MET

Early c.1700's Indo-Persian Double-Crescent War Axe  Of a type carried into battle by Indo-Persian/Mughal warriors.  With engraved decoration to the axe heads. Iron shaft.  This would have been a very effective battlefield weapon and has excellent balance.

Early Indo-Persian Double-Crescent War Axe Of a type carried into battle by Indo-Persian/Mughal warriors. With engraved decoration to the axe heads. This would have been a very effective battlefield weapon and has excellent balance.

Berdiche axe, possibly Egyptian or Turkic, 14th century, steel, wood, gold, Met Museum.

Berdiche axe, possibly Egyptian or Turkic, 14th century, steel, wood, gold, Met Museum.

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