Azurite (copper carbonate) geode with malachite around the edge. Copper played an important role as of the third millennium, as it was one of the first metals to be used, first hammered and then melted. Alloyed with tin, it forms bronze, which is stronger. This first alloy was used on a large scale to make weapons, jewellery, tools and household objects.
Hors tout :
H. 12 cm ; l. 30 cm ; P. 23 cm ; Pds 3,7kg
Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.