(Reproduction in wood of the Mammen Ceremonial Axehead)
The Mammen Axehead is a ceremonial axehead retrieved from the Mammen grave dig in what is modern-day Denmark. It has been dated to roughly 900 - 950 AD.
The axehead was constructed from iron, and inlayed with silver and gold. Every surface on the axehead was intricately decorated.
My piece is a 'reproduction' in wood of this axehead.
Check out the National Museum of Denmark to learn more about the original piece and the Mammen dig.
The original, held at the National Museum of Denmark.