Seller: artancientltd (9,302) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201396923277 A single genuine ancient Near Eastern Bronze Age arrow from the Axel Guttmann Collection, dating to approximately 1200 - 800 BC. The sale price is for ONE arrow, similar to the ones photographed. The beautiful, robust arrow survives with complete tang and is of elegant quadrilateral form, with shallow mid-rib. The patina is exquisite - a mixture of bright green (malachite) and bright blue (azurite). Arrows such as this were used by the Early Cultures of Babylonia, Assyria and Anatolia. The Near East was at that time one of the most advanced regions on the planet and has been referred to as the "Cradle of Civilization". This arrow would have been used by some long-forgotten soldier, perhaps belonging to one of the mighty armies of Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, approximately three Millennia ago. A fantastic, tactile example of Bronze Age weaponry and a superb and interesting display piece. Length: Average length 4 1/4 inches Condition: Unrestored, exceptional condition Provenance: Ex. Christie's Axel Guttmann collection sale, 28th April 2004, lot 27. Ex. Axel Guttmann Collection. Guttmann was without doubt the most famous collector of ancient militaria in the modern era, many of his pieces being published in several volumes by authors Hermann Born & Ursula Seidl. His collection was so rich that a Museum was created in Berlin to house his many objects. These arrows are some of the finest from the Guttmann collection, and were exhibited in his Museum in Berlin, Germany in the 1990's. An image of the original bowl containing all of the Guttman arrows, clearly showing them to be of this type, will be provided to the winning bidder upon request. Beware many arrows that are falsely attributed to the Guttmann collection! Approximate region of origin: Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. Our terms and conditions are available on request or can be found on our website. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation.