Stunning Replica Medieval Sculpted Figural Axe Tool No. 11 of 100 in Original Box - EXCELSIOR 80481 - AS OF JAN 5

$ 595.00
  • Stunning Replica Medieval Sculpted Figural Axe Tool No. 11 of 100 in Original Box - EXCELSIOR 80481

Stunning Replica Medieval Sculpted Figural Axe Tool No. 11 of 100 in Original Box - EXCELSIOR 80481 - AS OF JAN 5

$ 595.00
Item #: EXCELSIOR 80481

Full size, cast iron. 6 x 7 1/8 inches. Beautiful! An exact copy of the very axe that set a world record price when it sold at Tony Murland's auction for 17,600 pounds in 2005, after having been discovered in a house in The Dordogne. The description from that sale: A medieval iron axe with the face of a bearded knight on one side and a fighting cock on the reverse. An image of his squire appears in his beard. Without doubt a contender for the finest tool in the world. An extraordinarily beautiful and important antiquity, but there is more ... Every facet of its surface has a gentle luminosity. It is, by turns, a window into medieval life, a piece of sculpture, a landscape of reflection, a personal biography, an archeological dig, a tidal totemic manifesto of European history and finally an honest and uncomplicated cutting tool."

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Full size, cast iron. 6 x 7 1/8 inches. Beautiful! An exact copy of the very axe that set a world record price when it sold at Tony Murland's auction for 17,600 pounds in 2005, after having been discovered in a house in The Dordogne. The description from that sale: A medieval iron axe with the face of a bearded knight on one side and a fighting cock on the reverse. An image of his squire appears in his beard. Without doubt a contender for the finest tool in the world. An extraordinarily beautiful and important antiquity, but there is more ... Every facet of its surface has a gentle luminosity. It is, by turns, a window into medieval life, a piece of sculpture, a landscape of reflection, a personal biography, an archeological dig, a tidal totemic manifesto of European history and finally an honest and uncomplicated cutting tool."