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Large Sardinian Stone Axe, Mid 2nd Millennium BC

Oversize axe showing a short vertical and a broader horizontal blade. Roughened surface and a central perforation to insert a pole.

The use of the item is unclear, also in view of the considerable weight of four kilogram.

The type is described in the literature as axe hammer and also as double axe. For an almost identical example cf. no. 144 in: Ch. Zervos. La civilisation de la Sardaigne du début de l’eneo-lithique à la fin de la période nouragique. Paris 1954.

Damage on the narrower cutting edge. Some scratches on the body.

H. 24.5 cm (9.6 in)
W. 15.5 cm (6.1 in)

Swiss private collection

4600 USD

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