A hatchet (or chopper) head with screw pin and nut for shafting. Steel. Decoration pierced and engraved.

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Historical period(s)
17th century
Watered steel
H x W: 15.9 x 7.8 cm (6 1/4 x 3 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament


Iran, Japan

To 1940
E. Beghian, London to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from E. Beghian, London, through H.S. Andonian, New York in 1940 [1]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

H. S. Andonian
E. Beghian 1910?-1950?


A hatchet (or chopper) head with screw pin and nut for shafting. Steel. Decoration pierced and engraved.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: p. 2514f.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 31, pp. 200-202.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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