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Bronze sickle
Architectural design and interior decoration

Bronze sickle

CHF 14.000,-
$ 14.831£ 12.161€ 14.187

Bronze
European Bronze Age, 8th/6th century BC
H. 10cm: L. 24.5cm; D. 0.7cm

Something for a contemporary art lover although created some 3000 years ago. A sizeable example of an almost bird-like shaped European Bronze age bronze sickle. Sickles are agricultural tools created for harvesting grain and used to the present days. In the early years of humanity, the lower mandibles of donkeys and deer were used to harvest the cereals, hence the shape given to a sickle. It is assumed that, during the European Bronze Age, sickles, also known as moon idols, were symbolically also used for religious purposes and ceremonies. Our rare example resembles a creation of a talented contemporary sculptor.

Condition: Intact, good variable green patina.

Provenance: ex. Israeli private collection; ex London antiquities market.



Item reference: VA1455