ON THE WINGS OF AN AXE: UNDERSTANDING A UNIQUE AXE FROM DENMARK THROUGH INTER-OBJECT CITATION
Deep in the vaults at Nationalmuseet is a unique axe. It was found some 30 years ago, where it was deemed mediaeval and then put in a box. D234/1992, as it is catalogued as, has now finally been properly looked at. Through the theory of inter-object citation, it is possible to determine the purpose and date of this object, by looking at its relations to other axes of different periods. This stray find was removed from its context, but by comparing it to both other finds and iconography, I make the argument that D234/1992 is an axe made for the purpose of warfare, sometime in the 13th century.
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