Canaanite Bronze Age duckbill axe head 1800 BC
A finely patinated Middle Bronze Age Canaanite duck-billed bronze shaft-hole axe-head; curved beak-shaped blade with two pierced eyes and a raised ridge down the centre. Length 10.4 cms (4.1 ins). Condition: Hairline fracture to top of the shaft one side which is stable; good patinated bronze with light encrustations. "Duckbill-shaped" axes like this one were produced primarily in Syria-Palestine during the Middle Bronze Age IIA phase. They are attested throughout the eastern Mediterranean world from Anatolia in the north to the Nile Delta in the south. A similar axe head was found in a tomb in the late Twelfth Dynasty stratum at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in the delta. Canaanite Bronze Age duckbill axe head. Length 10.4 cms (4.1 cms). Condition: A hairline fracture to top of the shaft one side which is stable; good patinated bronze with light encrustations. Duckbill-shaped axes like this one were produced primarily in Syria-Palestine during the Middle Bronze Age IIA phase. Instead of having a series of small binding-holes like a typical Egyptian axe, this Asiatic type has a large socket to receive the haft. Its cutting edge is much smaller than that of its Egyptian counterpart due to its narrow shape, but the force generated by swinging this axe would have been so focused that a single blow might have proven lethal, especially since armour and helmets were apparently unknown to Egyptian soldiers until the New Kingdom.
Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Supplied with illustrated COA guarantee. Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request).
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The item "Canaanite Bronze Age duckbill axe head 1800 BC" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Near Eastern". The seller is "grimstonian" and is located in West Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: axe
- Material: Bronze
- Antique: Yes
- Region of Origin: Near Eastern