Serpentine axehead, Serpentine, Anatolian

Serpentine axehead

Period:
Probably Middle Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Anatolian
Medium:
Serpentine
Dimensions:
H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1936
Accession Number:
36.122
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
A few stone implements of this time period bring to mind the time before the people of the Mediterranean had discovered copper and bronze, when all work had to be done with stone, bone or wood tools.
Probably from the Troad

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 161, pl. 1f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.