A Canaanite bronze duck-billed shaft-hole axe head, 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 custom wooden stand.
Date: Circa 1900 - 1600 BC Provenance: Ex major S.M collection, London, 1970-2010. Condition: Good stable patinated bronze with earthy encrustations.
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.
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