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Large Sardinian Stone Axe, Mid 2nd Millennium BC
$ 2600

Oversize axe of rhomboid shape with a short vertical and a broader horizontal blade. Roughened surface and a central perforation to insert a pole. The use of the item is unclear, also in view of the considerable weight of four kilogram. The type is described in the literature as axe hammer and also as double axe. For an almost identical example cf. item no. 144, in: Christian Zervos. La civilisaton de la Sardaigne du début de l’eneolithique à la fin de la période nouragique. Paris 1954. Stone. Sardinian, mid 2nd millennium BC. H. 24.5 cm (9.6 in), W. 15.5 cm (6.1 in). Damage on the narrower cutting edge. The surface is smooth in places which denotes that the axe was in use. Some scratches on the body. Swiss private collection (data will be disclosed to the buyer)


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