Two dagger-axes, anonymous, c. -1200 - c. -1050

Two dagger-axes, anonymous, c. -1200 - c. -1050

bronze (metal), l 32.5cm. More details

This kind of broad, dagger-like blade was affixed at a right angle to the end of a long pole, forming a weapon that was probably carried by foot soldiers. The turquoise inlay, however, shows that these were no ordinary weapons. Their chief function may have been symbolic, to emphasize the status of high-ranking officers.

On display in Aziatisch Paviljoen, room 2

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