Bronze axe head, inlaid with silver, representing an ibex attacked by a tiger, who in turn is attacked by a boar.

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.


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