Small axe or celt

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Neolithic period or Early Bronze Age


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. 6 cm W. 4 cm (cutting edge)

Accession Number

63.3054

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Thick rounded haft, scarred by hammer marks. Oval body with bluntly faceted edges and sharp cutting edge.

Provenance

Date unknown: found by Mr. Oric Bates on the plain of Troy; by date unknown: Mrs. Oric Bates Collection; gift of Mrs. Oric Bates to MFA as Apparatus in 1963; accessioned by MFA, June 23, 1993

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates