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European Bronze Age Pecked Stone Boat Axe Head

Northern Europe, Early Bronze Age, ca. 2000 to 1500 BCE. A large axe head with an elongated body, an curved blade edge, a stocky butt end, and a carved-out hafting hole near the back. The pecked stone has a lovely dark green color, and the overall shape resembles a primitive style of boat. A lengthy wooden handle would have been slotted through the hafting hole and secured with tightly-bound strands of reed or leather. Size: 8.75" L x 2.75" W (22.2 cm x 7 cm).

Condition: Minor pitting and nicks to butt end, body, and blade edge, and some surface wear as expected, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: ex-private London, England, United Kingdom collection

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