Axe Blade

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Object Name: 
Axe Blade
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
65.1.34
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 7.3 cm, W (with tang): 7.4, W (without tang): 5.6 cm Th: 4.5 mm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1550-1350 BCE
Primary Description: 
Almost opaque cobalt blue glass, bubbly, light brown weathering crust adheres to bubble cavities and flow lines in surface; cast, cut and polished. Roughly rectangular shaped blade with rounded corners, two rectangular protrusions have been cast to form tang for mounting blade in handle; some retouching of edges; flat on reverse, face is ground so that center is slightly thicker than edges.
Provenance: 
Dobkin, Eliahu, Source
1965
La Fenice di Sabbia: Storia e Tecnologia del vetro Antico (1995) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 13; BIB# 39935
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 52, #9; BIB# 29547