Double-axe head

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age
about 1200–1100 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 538; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.515

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

The center is pierced ovally for the shaft, and there are grooves at the bottom in either edge of the hole. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to come from Macedonia with 64.511-64.514); purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund