Overall: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1941.549
A staff or pike would have attached to the blade via the socket below the owl's head.
The head of an owl with large eyes and ears, sitting above the blade of a halberd-axe, may have deterred evil and harm from its carrier. Whether such an axe was used in ritual or warfare is not clear.
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