Bronze axe head, inlaid with silver, representing an ibex attacked by a tiger, who in turn is attacked by a boar.
Axe-Head by Unknown Artist, 25002000 BC
© British Museum
- 18 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Henry Oppenheimer through The Art Fund
It seems certain that the axe was entirely cermonial as the edge is blunt. Initially thought to be related to the Bactrian art of 300-200 BC. Now attributed to 2500 to 2000 BC.