A lot of four Persian Bronze Age axe heads
circa 1200-800 B.C.
Comprising: 1) Of elegant form having a long socket with cut-away and slightly flanged lower rim and slender blade (5 1/2" overall), the lower edge flaring towards the point. 2) 4 1/2 inch example having a ribbed socket, the central rib extending to a partial flange on the lower edge of the blade. 3) Heavy example, possibly a votive piece, the socket molded with rows of triangles, the rear apex rising above the blade; upper edge of socket and blade with molded band, the broad blade with median ridge on the top flat. 4) An adze, the heavy blades at right angles above a short socket.
Condition: 1) Socket dented on one edge. 2) Surface degraded. 3) Patina cleaned.
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