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Ancient European Bronze Age Flanged Axe - 1400 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,480) 99.4%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291743422947 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A well provenanced, symmetrical European copper alloy flanged axe, dating to approximately 1400 BC and discovered in the Rhone valley.The Axe is of usual Bronze Age form, with curved blade edge and short vertical flanges. In antiquity, a wooden pole would have inserted under the flanges, to be held in place by a thick rope.Axes such as this would have been used to clear the forests of Early Europe for human habitation. They could also be used in battle and for religious purposes, as dedications. Indeed, these axes are often found in hoards throughout central Europe, where they are believed to have served a votive function. Length: 6 1/4 inchesCondition: Exceptional condition, intact and with no restorations. Beautiful old collection patina, with early 20th century inventory label. Provenance: From the collection of Countess de Broussiere until 1913, said to have been discovered by her father Julian Greau in the Rhone Valley towards the end of 19th century. Ex. Karl Freund (Anderson Galleries), 16th May 1928. Old inventory label, reading '551- B20' 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. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which 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. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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