File:BMAC, Axe with eagle headed demon and animals, 3rd - early 2nd millennium BCE.jpg

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English: BMAC Axe With Eagle-Headed Demon And Animals, from Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), late 3rd - early 2nd millennium BC.
Français : Hache cérémonielle.Nord de l'Afghanistan, Bactriane, fin du IIe - début du IIe millénaire av. n. è. Argent et dorures. Ensemble fonte à cire perdue similaire au N°20, page 104 Catalogue : Afghanistan : Une histoire millénaire. Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux, 2002. ISBN 2-7118-4413-7
Date between late 3rd millennium and early 2nd millennium BC
Medium silver
medium QS:P186,Q1090
, gilt silver
Dimensions Length: 15 cm (5.9 in)
dimensions QS:P2043,15U174728
Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, gallery 403
Accession number
1982.5
Place of discovery Place of discovery: Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (in present-day Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan).
Object history : purchased from Mehdi Mahboubian, New York
References Metropolitan Museum of Art, online database: entry 329076 as Shaft-hole axe head with bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon. Bronze Age, ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C. (accession number: 1982.5)
Source/Photographer self-made by PHGCOM, photographed at the MET in 2006

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