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Ancient Near East, ca. 1700 BCE. This is a round-socketed cast bronze adze blade, nominally a wood working tool, but probably made also to be used as a sign of wealth and prestige and a burial good. The patina on this piece is gorgeous, a deep blue green that indicates a high tin percentage in the bronze alloy. Size: 5.4" L x 2.1" W (13.7 cm x 5.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.

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Expected age wear, with dirt encrustation to top of object; patina.

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Near East Bronze Adze w/ Gorgeous Patina

Estimate $400 - $650Oct 27, 2016
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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