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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1222853
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$895.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1222850
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$695.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1136144
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$4995.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1136140
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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. The total leng...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1115337
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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 axe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1035117
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$575.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1023946
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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 concurren...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #952999
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$2495.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #939147
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$2495.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #939088
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$2495.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #876356
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$395.00
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!!!!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876349
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$795.00
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!!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876344
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$625.00
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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876338
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$795.00
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!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876335
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$595.00
This is a beautiful ancient bronze axe head from Norther Iran ca 1200 BC. It has very thick and flared blades. The socket has a raised ring or ridge around it and underneath both blades are three raised lines cast into the bronze. This is quite an unusual type acquired from a large private collection. It weighs 611 grams and measures 16 cm across. This piece is a must for any ancient weapon collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876333
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$495.00
This is another in a series of interesting ancient bronze axes recently acquired from a private collection. It has a deep red patina typically associated with early, high copper content tools and weapons. It is very solid and stable with only minor losses to the surface. Axes of this type are often associated with Amlash or Luristan cultures but this one has some interesting features not found on most. The edges and points are very square and the vertical blade has a groove all along the top edg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #876321
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$175.00
This is a very special offering of a small bronze axe from ancient Iran (circa 1200-1500 BC). It has minor losses to the horizontal blade and shows some pitting. These small axes seem to be a good bit more rare than their larger counterparts. This came as part of a large private collection and as a result I can offer it at much less than what these pieces usually sell for. I doubt that this one will be here for very long. It weighs 108 grams and measures just 9 cm in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #876316
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$495.00
This bronze axe head is from ancient Iran and dates to around 1500 BC. Similar examples are attributed to either the Amlash or Luristan cultures. This particular specimen has two rings around the socket. It has light green patina. It is solid and stable but does have a small dent and perforation in the socket area that is visible in the photos. It weighs 513 grams and measures roughly 14 cm in length. This is a prime specimen of ancient bronze craftsmanship at a very reasonable price. Don't mis...