Fine Persian Crescentic Bronze Axe Head


A bronze axe head with tall, narrow blade in the form of a taut bow-string. The weapon features a short shaft-hole set half way up the back, and is ribbed with six butt spikes. The blade is curled over at one end to form a loop.

Date: Circa 1500 - 1000 BC
Condition: Very fine condition with golden brown patina and few light accretions.


SKU: AS-3417 Category: Tag:

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 465 g
Dimensions H 28.1 cm



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