17 November 2020

The ceremonial axe of Ahmose I

"It is admired for the gilded cedar wood handle and its copper blade. One of the sides of the blade is adorned with some scenes for Heh, Nekhbet, and other deities who are supposed to protect the pharaoh. The other side of the blade depicts the pharaoh tormenting one of his enemies as a symbol for sovereign power, topped with some cartouches with the names and titles of Ahmes."

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. The reddit link says the axe is 3000 years old, but since Ahmose reigned from ca. 1549 to 1524 BCE (according to Wikipedia), it's actually closer to 3500 years old. Which is fairly old, I might add.


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