Ancient Persian decorated bronze axe head, 800 BC
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Near Eastern:Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: item # 1206664
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
A finely crafted bronze axe-head with spiked butt. Short cylindrical shaft-hole cast with four raised horizontal moldings terminating at back in spur-like projections with conical terminals. The blade rises above the top of the shaft and springs from the third rib down at the bottom. Small area of incised linear design on top of blade above shaft-hole. See P.R.S Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, plate 2, #14.
Persian period, 1000 BC
This fantastic weapon has survived intact and enjoys a gorgeous patina with some age related encrustation
Dimensions: Length: 17.5 cm - Height: 7.5 cm - Height on stand: 11 cm
Professionally cleand and mounted on a plexi-glass display stand of high quality
Condition: Good condition as found
Found in Israel
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