Unknown"2500-2400 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

Bronze axe from a grave in Lemba (Paphos region). It dates to the early phase of the Early Bronze Age (2500-2400 BC), a period of significant changes in the material culture of Cyprus, possible related to small scale migrations from southwestern Anatolia. Metal axes bear clear evidence for the introduction of copper-technology in the island. They appear at the same time as the pottery style which is associated with the so-called Philia culture. Cyprus was rich in copper and quickly developed its own tradition in metallurgy. By the 14th c BC it was a major centre of copper production and exported both raw copper and finished artifacts all over the Eastern Mediterranean.


  • Title: Axe
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "2500-2400 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=199&cnode=67&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Lemba, Paphos district, Cyprus
  • Physical Dimensions: w49 x h147 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cypriot
  • Type: axe head
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 413, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: bronze

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