• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    FIVE MINIATURE MINOAN BRONZE DOUBLE AXES

    CIRCA MID 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FIVE MINIATURE MINOAN BRONZE DOUBLE AXES
    CIRCA MID 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Each of crescentic form, two with punched circular decoration
    2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide max. (5)


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    Provenance

    European private collection; acquired in the late 19th Century by the grandfather of the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    It has been suggested that these votive axeheads are North Greek, sub-Geometric, rather than Minoan.