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Lot of 3 Danish Neolithic Chert Hand Axes
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Northern Europe, Denmark, Neolithic period, ca. 3900 to 1700 BCE. A fine gathering of three hand axes knapped from chert, two grey and the third a spectacular blue and purple with orange hues. Each tool has a thick butt end, a tapering body, and smooth blade faces with wide edges. The polished axe is part of the technology that marked Neolithic life in northwestern Europe, alongside farming, pottery, and longhouses. Axes of this sort are often found inside dolmens, large granite blocks that form tombs. These examples are notable for their thick butt ends as well as their edges which are still sharp even after thousands of years. These examples were probably shaped for ceremonial use and considered of great value, and kept apart for display. Size of largest (all are fairly similar in size): 1.65" W x 6.1" H (4.2 cm x 15.5 cm)

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

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#153491
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All are intact, with light wear commensurate with age. Old collection labels on all.
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Lot of 3 Danish Neolithic Chert Hand Axes

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Jul 07, 2022
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0053: Lot of 3 Danish Neolithic Chert Hand Axes

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Northern Europe, Denmark, Neolithic period, ca. 3900 to 1700 BCE. A fine gathering of three hand axes knapped from chert, two grey and the third a spectacular blue and purple with orange hues. Each tool has a thick butt end, a tapering body, and smooth blade faces with wide edges. The polished axe is part of the technology that marked Neolithic life in northwestern Europe, alongside farming, pottery, and longhouses. Axes of this sort are often found inside dolmens, large granite blocks that form tombs. These examples are notable for their thick butt ends as well as their edges which are still sharp even after thousands of years. These examples were probably shaped for ceremonial use and considered of great value, and kept apart for display. Size of largest (all are fairly similar in size): 1.65" W x 6.1" H (4.2 cm x 15.5 cm)

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#153491
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All are intact, with light wear commensurate with age. Old collection labels on all.

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