Whetstone socket

Historical period(s)
Iron Age II - III, ca. 1000-500 BCE
Bronze and stone
H x W x D: 10.7 x 2.4 x 10.9 cm (4 3/16 x 15/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Iran, Luristan
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Dr. Edith Porada
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment

Whetstone socket

casting, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE), WWII-era provenance

To the late 1950s or 1960s
H. Khan Monif (died 1968), New York to the late 1950s or 1960s [1]

From the late 1950s or 1960s to 1996
Emma C. Bunker, purchased in New York City from H. Khan Monif in the late 1950s or 1960s [2]

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Mr. John B. and Mrs. Emma C. Bunker, Wheatland, WY, in 1996


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. John B. and Emma Bunker
H. Kahn Monif died 1968

Published References
  • Trudy S. Kawami John Olbrantz. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections. Exh. cat. Seattle, Washington. cat. 63, p. 178.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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