Ibex Whetstone Handle

Ibex Whetstone Handle

1100-900 BC

Bronze, cast

Overall: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary 1965.554


For millennia, whetstones have been used for sharpening various kinds of metal blades. They were particularly important in Luristan, a center that produced bronze blades.

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