The decoration of this ax blade consists of a graceful ibex lowering Its head to eat. Executed in an openwork technique, the blade would have broken if used to deliver a blow. In all probability, it functioned in a funerary or cultic ceremony in which its use was purely symbolic.
- Medium: Bronze
- Reportedly From: eastern Delta, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.6 x 0.3 x 6.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 66.171.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Axe Blade, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 3/8 x 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.6 x 0.3 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.171.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)