Canaanite Duck-Billed Bronze Axe Head


Two Canaanite duck-billed shaft-hole axe-heads, made of bronze and from the Middle Bronze Age. Each features a curved blade; two pierced eyes; and a raised ridge down the centre of the rounded beak-shaped blades.

Both come with custom-made stand.

A. Length 8.7 cms, height (with stand) 9.5 cms, height (without stand) 3.8 cms.

Date: Circa 1900 - 1600 BC
Provenance: Ex major S.M collection, London, 1970-2010.
Condition: Good stable patinated bronze with light encrustations.


SKU: AS-334 Category: Tag:

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.

Weight 256 g
Dimensions H 9.5 cm



Time Period

Reference: Similar example in Haaretz Museum, Tel Aviv

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