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Axe head

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 2.8 x L. 7.2 x Th. 1.8 cm, 82.5g (1 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 65-66, 70, fig. 32.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Axe head in the shape of a horse." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), no. 30, p. 56.
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