By browsing on our website, you are agreeing to our cookies policy.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi Receives Iron Age Axe

Al Ain National Museum loaned a bronze axe from the Iron Age, to The Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The axe was cast from copper from the Al Hajjar mountains, possibly mixed with a small amount of tin.

Throughout the ancient history of the UAE, these mountains were a major source of the precious metal and fuelled an innovative metal-working tradition.

The craftsmanship and form of the axe is a result of the long tradition of metal working. Other weapons produced during this period include arrowheads, short daggers and swords.