established 1942

Hittite bronze lugged axe HITTITE BRONZE LUGGED AXE

With trapezoidal heel and biconcave blade. An early version.
Published: D. Russel, Antique Woodworking Tools, Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century, Cambridge, 2010, p 34 no. 83. (illus.)
Cf. O. W. Muscarella, Bronze and Iron : Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metroplitan Museum of Art, (1988) p. 412 no. 566.
Cf. J. Deshayes, Les outils de bronze, de l'Indus au Danube, Paris 1960, plate 14 . no. 1101.

Ex David R. Russell collection.

Early 2nd Millennium BC

L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.)



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