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**Originally Listed At $350**

Bactria-Margiana (BMAC), modern day central Asia, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. This is a bronze axe head with a characteristic curved shape and narrow socket; based on the patina, it has a very high copper content. As ever, during this time, central Asia was a crossroads, with people here being influenced by Iran in the west and the Indus Valley civilizations like Harappa in the east; however, they had their own distinctive bronze style. Size: 7" L x 2.55" H (17.8 cm x 6.5 cm); 3.125" H (7.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA collection; ex-private J. Connell collection, Massachusetts, USA; ex-John Piscopo collection, California, USA

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Age-commensurate surface wear and roughness, minor nicks to blade edge, small chips and losses across body and socket hole, with lovely russet and green patina throughout.

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Large Central Asian Bronze Axe Head, ex-Piscopo

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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