Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC

Ancient Coins - Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC
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A large Neolithic thin-butted flint axe from Denmark, circa 4000 - 3000 BC.


Finely knapped from a large piece of mottled orange, purple and cream flint, the sides with beautiful 'stitching' marks.


This tactile stone tool dates to the north-west European Neolithic period, a time when groups were moving from a Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle towards a more sedentary, farm-oriented existence. This transition is one of the overwhelming achievements of man, enabling food surplus and the rise of civilization.


A pleasing, finely worked example, with fossil inclusions.



Height: 11 1/4 inches mounted.


Length: 10 3/4 inches.


Intact and unrestored with a glossy patina and fossil inclusions. Mounted on a bespoke bronze display stand.


Provenance:


Purchased from Asger Pawlik, Zealand, Denmark 1991, then with Celtic & Prehistoric Museum, Ireland.

Ancient Coins - Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC
Ancient Coins - Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC
Ancient Coins - Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC
Ancient Coins - Fine Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - 4000 BC
Price SKU: 42001
US$ 5,500.00
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Rates for: 09/25/18

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