A relatively heavy small bronze axehead with two blades either side of an oval-section socket; tapering faces, slightly flared blades and ridges to the top and bottom faces.

Late Minoan Cyprus: Circa 1400-1050 BC.

 

Very fine condition. Complete, with a rich green patina.

Width 8 cms (3.15 ins)

 

From the collection of a European gentleman living in South London; acquired 1970-1980.

 

Such items are well attested in Crete and other areas of Greece (see http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/weapons4.htm ) The size suggests this is more likely have been used as a burial item for use in the afterlife or possibly as a tool.

Minoan Late Bronze Age votive axehead

SKU: J519
£285.00Price
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