Axehead



Accession Number
W504
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Axe
Period
Second Intermediate Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Palestine
Measurements
Length: 140mm | Width: 31mm | Depth: 23mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A copper alloy axehead, dating to the Hyksos period. See 'Pharaonen und Fremde. Dynastien im Dunkel' 1994 Wein p185-187 for similar axes which seem to date from 1700-1600 BCE. This type of axe was particularly useful for piercing armour. Such weapons are found in Palestine and come to Egypt through Hyksos influence. It was purchased by James Leslie Starkey, on behalf of Wellcome, in Palestine in 1932–33.

Bibliography

'Pharaonen und Fremde. Dynastien im Dunkel' 1994 Wein p185-187

Last modified: 10 Apr 2021

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