Two Hungarian shaft-hole axes by Bronze Age

Axeheads are decorated with designs made up of a complex array of geometric and curvilinear motifs.


Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
22 cm & 20.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Artemis Group (Fine Art), through Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd

Provenance

Found in Hungary, 19th century AD; Talbot Ready; General Pitt Rivers; possibly sold by Mrs Stella Pitt Rivers after WWII; passed through the collection of Lord McAlpine during 1980s.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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