<em>Battle-Axe with Handle</em>, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Bronze, wood, animal hide, plant material, Blade: 3 15/16 × 5 5/16 × 3/8 in. (10 × 13.5 × 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.282Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CONS.37.282E_1997_xrs_detail01.jpg)

Battle-Axe with Handle

Medium: Bronze, wood, animal hide, plant material

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Blade: 3 15/16 × 5 5/16 × 3/8 in. (10 × 13.5 × 1 cm) Handle: 20 3/16 × 3 1/16 × 1 9/16 in. (51.3 × 7.8 × 4 cm)



Accession Number: 37.282Ea-b

Image: CONS.37.282E_1997_xrs_detail01.jpg,detail

Catalogue Description:
Battle axe with bronze blade and wooden handle. The blade is long with convexly curved cutting edge. From the ends of the cutting edge the top and bottom edges of the blade curve concavely terminating in two laterally projecting spurs for the lashing to bear against. The blade is lenticular in section. The wooden handle is curves slightly towards the blade. At the head end the underside of the handle is rabetted to take the straight back of the axe blade. The blade is secured to the handle by intricately plaited rawhide lashing. The flaring bottom of the handle is made of a separate piece of wood. Condition: Blade is incrusted in spots; Lashing partially preserved and darkened with resin (?); area of rabbet only partially preserved.

Brooklyn Museum