RARE & INTERESTING BRONZE AXE, ANCIENT NEAR EAST OR WESTERN ASIA, NEO-ELAMITE TYPE, 2ND.-1ST. MILLENIUM BC.
A puzzling piece, obviously authentic with a fine brown and green patina. The axe is decorated with a zoomorphic pattern of intertwinned animals, perhaps snakes, and just below the blade an ancient inscription in an undecifered scriptform.
Both the decoration and the inscription are authentic ancient but could ofcourse have been added later than it's manifacture.
Sold with guarantee of authenticity as always.
Size: 104 mm. long and 54 mm. wide.
Condition: Choice!, some cleaning and a few knicks, but in a splendid condition with old collection patina.
Ex. Swedish Private Collection