6/23/2024, 1:3:34
Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head (1 of 3)
Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head (2 of 3)
Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head (3 of 3)
TimesAncient
Flag of United KingdomCity of Bristol, UK
We have been dealing in antiquities, ancient antiques and items of archaeological interest since the late 1980's, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including the British Museum and other leading museums. Timesancient is a member of the ADA, the Antiquities Dealers Association. All items are supplied with an illustrated certificate of authenticity (COA) ie. a guarantee (with no time limitation) that the item is authentic and complies with the date and description supplied. We are committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We will never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects whose provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the ancient art market.
... See more

Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head

REF: K336 / LA491460
£225
€263
$283
Secure Payments By
Certified DealerApproved listingFree Delivery
Certified DealerApproved listingFree Delivery
Description
Middle Bronze Age (Circa 1900-1700 BC) Canaanite duck-billed bronze shaft-hole axe-head curved beak-shaped blade with two pierced eyes and a raised ridge down the centre. Condition: Good overall condition, nice patina with accretions, with an old (possibly ancient) repair to the shaft. Provenance: From the collection of the late Mr S.M., London, UK. Literature: Cf. Gernez, G., L’Armament en métal au Proche et Moyen-Orient: des origines a 1750 av. J.C., Paris, 2007, fig.2.42, type H4b. "Duckbill-shaped" axes like this one were produced primarily in Syria-Palestine during the Middle Bronze Age Iia phase. They are attested throughout the eastern Mediterranean world from Anatolia in the north to the Nile Delta in the south. A similar axe head was found in a tomb in the late Twelfth Dynasty stratum at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in the delta. Instead of having a series of small binding-holes like a typical Egyptian axe, this Asiatic type has a large socket to receive the haft. Its cutting edge is much smaller than that of its Egyptian counterpart due to its narrow shape, but the force generated by swinging this axe would have been so focused that a single blow might have proven lethal, especially since armour and helmets were apparently unknown to Egyptian soldiers until the New Kingdom.
measurements
Length:
10.5 cm
declaration
TimesAncient has clarified that the Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head (LA491460) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1900-1700 BC
additional info
Material:
Origin:
Date of Manufacture:
1900-1700 BC
location
This Canaanite Bronze-age Duckbill Axe Head is located in City of Bristol, United Kingdom
A selection of items from TimesAncient
TimesAncient has 33 items available.

£ 275

€321
$346
Roman Glass Jar with Indented Sides

Roman Glass Jar with Indented Sides

£ 275

€321
$346

TimesAncient

£ 340

€397
$428
British Middle Bronze-age Palstave Axehead

British Middle Bronze-age Palstave Axehead

£ 340

€397
$428

TimesAncient

£ 165

€193
$208
Indus Valley Bronze-age Terracotta Bowl

Indus Valley Bronze-age Terracotta Bowl

£ 165

€193
$208

TimesAncient

£ 175

€204
$220
Roman Glass Perfume Bottle

Roman Glass Perfume Bottle

£ 175

€204
$220

TimesAncient

See more items from TimesAncient