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