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Small axe or celt

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Thick rounded haft, scarred by hammer marks. Oval body with bluntly faceted edges and sharp cutting edge.


Date unknown: found by Mr. Oric Bates on the plain of Troy; by date unknown: Mrs. Oric Bates Collection; gift of Mrs. Oric Bates to MFA as Apparatus in 1963; accessioned by MFA, June 23, 1993

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age,


Legacy dimension: L. 6 cm W. 4 cm (cutting edge)

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The Ancient World


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