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Double-axe head

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The center is pierced ovally for the shaft, and there are grooves at the bottom in either edge of the hole. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to come from Macedonia with 64.511-64.514); purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, about 1200–1100 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 538; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.515

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs