Socketed Ax-Head (Celt)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 370

Dating from the Late Bronze Age, this finely preserved socketed bronze axe head exhibits features of form and construction that distinguish a family of axes used in the British Isles. It is of a particular type that captures the refinement of form and decoration that marks the final stage in the development of a class of weapons that was most popular.

Socketed Ax-Head (Celt), Bronze, British

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