Babylonian Duck-Billed Bronze Axe Head

£495.00

A Canaanite duck-billed shaft-hole axe head, made of bronze and from the Middle Bronze Age. The weapon features a curved, beak-shaped blade, with two pierced eyes and a raised ridge down the centre. It is finely patinated and supplied with a wooden stand.

Date: Circa 1900 - 1600 BC
Condition: Good stable patinated bronze with earthy encrustations.

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Product Code: AS-3514
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Canaan was a Semitic-speaking region in the ancient Near East during the late second millennium BC. The name “Canaan” corresponds to the Levant, and more specifically to the areas of the Southern Levant. The word “Canaanites” designates various indigenous populations, both those who were settled, and nomadic groups throughout the regions of the Southern Levant or Canaan.

 

Weight 222 g
Dimensions L 9.3 cm
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Reference: See discussion in Godard, F. The Art of Iran, London, 1965, p.76-82.

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