Elamite Bronze Axe


A bronze axe head with short, cylindrical shaft-hole. The top and base of the shaft are collared, and the crescentic blade is impressive.

Date: Circa Mid-2nd Millennium BC
Period: Early Bronze Age
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact with areas of pale green patinated accretions.

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Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest tools and weaponry then available. These include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings, as well as a smaller number of vessels. They have been uncovered in recorded excavations, and have generally come from burials. The ethnicity of the people who created them remains unclear, though they may well have been Persian, and possibly related to the modern Lur people (who have given their name to the area).


Weight 296 g
Dimensions H 12.4 cm



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