A CANAANITE BRONZE SOCKETED AXE HEAD
Catalog:Bronze:Tools and Weapons: stock #1299026
Middle Bronze Age; â€śAge of the Patriarchs/Time of Abrahamâ€ť; c. 2100-1550 BCE
This short, slender axe is made of cast bronze and was designed specifically in response to the advancement of armor technology occurring at this time. Originally a wooden handle would have been placed through the eye of the axe head to create a powerful and effective close range combat weapon. So efficient and popular was this axe type that is found in abundance in warrior's graves from the Middle Bronze Age throughout Palestine.
In excellent condition with natural Holy Land patina present.
Dimensions: 17.5 x 3.3 cm (6.89 x 1.29 inches)
Found in Hebron â€śCity of Abrahamâ€ť
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yigael Yadin, â€śThe Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands: In the Light of Archaeological Discoveryâ€ť, (Jerusalem, 1963), p. 58-60.
â€śEgypt will hiss like a fleeing serpent as the enemy advances in force; they will come against her with axes, like men who cut down treesâ€ť (Jeremiah 46:22)