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Large Copper Alloy Axe Northern Iran 3-4000 yrs old

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1222853

Large Copper Alloy Axe Northern Iran 3-4000 yrs old
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$895 

This large and heavy copper alloy axe is from the ancient culture(s) of Northern Iran. The convex cutting edges are perpendicular to each other. It has a vertical shaft hole with a collar/ridge around the bottom. There are some obvious chips to the vertical cutting blade but it is otherwise very solid, stable and complete. Axes such as this one were in use from the late third millennium BCE throughout the second millennium BCE. The larger size indicates a date later in that timeframe. This part ...click for details


Copper Alloy Axe From Northern Iran 3rd Millennium BCE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1222850

Copper Alloy Axe From Northern Iran 3rd Millennium BCE
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$695 

This is a nice copper or copper alloy axe from Northern Iran. It dates to roughly the end of the third millennium BCE. Similar examples can be seen in P.R.S. Moorey Catalog of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum pp 41-43. Axes of this type are commonly attributed either to the broad classification of Luristan or to the Elamite culture. This particular piece weighs 222 grams and measures 8 cm in length. It is 6.5 cm tall and roughly 2.5 cm wide at the top of the socket. It is very sol ...click for details


Eastern Zhou Dagger Axe with Inscribed Nei

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1136144

Eastern Zhou Dagger Axe with Inscribed Nei
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$4995 

This rare, triangular blade ge appears to have been exposed to a process during manufacture that created a mottled appearance on the surface. This surface treatment is known to have been performed on pieces manufactured in southeast Asia during the Eastern Zhou period. Though its original lustre is long lost, evidence of its former beauty is still evident on portions of the blade. The overall patina is a deep brown mixed with shades of green. There are some losses to the edges of the blade a ...click for details


Museum Quality Serrated Ge Ensemble

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1136140

Museum Quality Serrated Ge Ensemble
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This is a museum quality 'guo ji' or 'hook-bladed halberd' from the Warring States period of ancient China. Though somewhat simple in form, the precision and attention to detail apparent in this piece are exquisite. The small hook shown in the photograph was found with the main blade and would have been attached to the weapon shaft just beneath the main blade. I could try to describe this fantastic find in detail but will let the images speak for me. More are available on request ...click for details


Incredible Bronze Ge Axe, Buckle and Finial Set

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1115337

Incredible Bronze Ge Axe, Buckle and Finial Set
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Just released from my personal collection is this fantastic set of three pieces that date circa ancient China's Western Zhou period; a decorated bronze dagger axe with and accompanying horse bridle fitting decorated with coiled snakes, and a bird finial. All three pieces were purportedly uncovered together. The bridle fitting was partially cleaned to reveal the magnificent coiled snake decor. The bird finial appears to have originally been inlaid but the material is now gone. The dagger ...click for details


Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ge Dagger Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1035117

Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ge Dagger Axe
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$575 

This is a great example of a bronze dagger axe or ge. These weapons are unique to the ancient cultures of China and were in use throughout the bronze age. Characteristics of this piece suggest it would date to the Wester Zhou period (ca 700 BC) or possibly even earlier. It is small, with only two perforations for lashing to a pole. It weighs 179 grams. It measures 16.2 cm in length and 8.15 cm in height. It is very heavy, solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. It has a rich, gr ...click for details


Early Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ge Dagger Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1035113

Early Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ge Dagger Axe
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$675 

This is a copper alloy dagger axe, or ge, dating to the Zhou Dynasty of ancient China. This weapon type is unique to the cultures of ancient China. It was designed to be used as both a dagger or a pole-mounted axe. The characteristics of this particular piece suggest it dates to the Western Zhou (770-475 BC). One feature that makes this piece somewhat rare and intriguing is the number of perforations in the body. (These perforations were used to lash the weapon to the pole.) There are three rect ...click for details


Ancient Chinese Socketed Bronze Spade or Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 1023946

Ancient Chinese Socketed Bronze Spade or Axe
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This is a bronze, socketed axe or spade from ancient China. Pieces such as this one are generally attributed to the Shang Dynasty (1700 BC—1100 BC). The piece is shaped like a wedge when viewed from the side, which would make in an ideal cutting tool. The heavy, flat blade with rounded edges extends from the socket laterally. The blade is slightly wider near distal edge than at the “shoulders”. The socket is rectangular in shape. The hollow portion of the socket end roughly concurrent with ...click for details


Very Rare Persian Bronze Anchor Axe circa 2000 BC

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 952999

Very Rare Persian Bronze Anchor Axe circa 2000 BC
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$2495 

This is a fantastic find. It is an early Persian anchor-shaped axe dating to roughly 2200-2000 BC. This piece is stable and solid with only a few losses to the shaft/guard area. This piece weighs 466 grams and measures 12 cm from top to bottom. It is roughly 3 cm thick at the shaft holes. A similar piece in the Axel Guttmann collection sold at auction for over $3000 several years ago. Additional photos available on request. Authenticity is guaranteed.


Shang Period Socketed Bronze Axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre AD 1000   item# 939147

Shang Period Socketed Bronze Axe
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$2495 

This is a fabulous bronze axe from ancient China. Socketed axes of thus type were typical to the Northern tribes in Shang and Early Zhou periods (circa 1100 BC). This particular type is quite rare and rarely seen in private collections.


European Bronze Axe From The Axel Guttman Collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 939088

European Bronze Axe From The Axel Guttman Collection
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$2495 

This is a large and impressive bronze axe dating to approximately 1200 BC. This piece comes from the famed collection of Axel Guttman in Berlin. It is decorated on both side with incised lines and circles. It measures roughly 26.5 cm in length and weigh 1160 grams. The original auction house tag will accompany the piece. Additional pictures or information available on request. This is your opportunity to won a provenanced piece from one of the most famous collections in the world.


Small Amlash Copper Alloy Axe Head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 876356

Small Amlash Copper Alloy Axe Head
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$395 

This is a wonderful but plain little copper alloy or bronze axe head from the ancient middle East. Types like this are often associated with either the Amlash or Luristan cultures. This piece has three raised ridges on the socket. It is intact, solid and stable with no repair or restoration. It weighs 230 grams and measures 12.5 cm across. This is a fine example of ancient craftsmanship at a very low price. Don't miss it!!!!


Ancient Bronze Spiked Mace Head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 876349

Ancient Bronze Spiked Mace Head
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$795 

This is a fantastic example of an ancient bronze mace head. This piece was part of a large collection of bronze weapons from the middle East. There are four radial spike protruding from the head. The socket is hollow and slightly flared near the bottom. There is a perforation for attaching the socket to a shaft. This piece weighs 222 grams and measures just under 10 cm. Mace heads like this are very rare and quite desirable for collectors. This piece won't last long!!


Very Unusual Ancient Bronze Axe Elamite

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 876344

Very Unusual Ancient Bronze Axe Elamite
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$625 

This is a very unique copper alloy or bronze axe head. It is possibly Elamite in origin. It appears to be an early piece based on the reddish brown patina that is typical of high copper content pieces. It does appear to have been cleaned at some point. The socket is rectangular. There is a perforation on either side of the socket for attachment to the shaft pole. There is also a perforation in the rear blade which may or may not be original to the piece. It weighs 170 grams and measures 15.5 cm ...click for details


Unusual Ancient Bronze Axe Northern Iran

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre AD 1000   item# 876338

Unusual Ancient Bronze Axe Northern Iran
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$795 

This is a very unusual, decorated bronze axe head from Northern Iran. I have not seen an axe of this exact type before. It has a reddish brown patina that is typical of earlier bronze or copper age pieces. The overall design and decoration is quite unique as is obvious in the photos. This piece weighs 276 grams and measures nearly 12 cm across. Such an unusual piece will not last long so don't miss it!

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