Anatolian Bronze Axe

Anatolian Bronze Axe
Circa 10th - 9th century BC

A finely cast bronze axe features a rectangular blade generally flaring out into a slightly convex terminal, presenting light aesthetic traces that were attached to Greek prototypes.

Anatolia, known as Asia Minor Asian Turkey, refers to an ancient peninsula that once had rigorous cultural contacts with numerous Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Anatolian bronze weapons present a strong stylistic and topologically adherences to these Luristan bronze prototypes that were produced during the Iron Age. Having been strongly impacted by Luristan bronze culture, Anatolian weapons were used as one of the commonest burial offerings, indicating the importance of bronze weapons of the Iron Age Anatolia.

Measurement : 20.7cm length, 8.6cm height

Provenance: Ex. London Collection, formed between 1990 - present

Lot details
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 10th - 9th century BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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