This is a bronze mace head with a cylindrical shaft, decorated with horizontal bands, triple at the top and in the middle, and double near the base. The upper body has a bulbous shape, bordered by the grooved bands, and is segmented.
Luristan, late 3rd millennium B.C.
Height 14.3 cm.
Dutch private collection, acquired at Christie’s London, sale 9599 of 13 May 2003, part of lot 258.