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Prehistoric Danish Thick Butted Chert Axe

Lot 0084 Details

Description
Europe, Denmark, ca. 3000 to 2500 BCE. This is a Danish Neolithic knapped flint dagger with a biface blade of a predominantly caramel-hued chert with dark grey and cream hued highlights. This piece was probably for ceremonial use, considered of great value and kept apart for display. Celts such as this were often used as grave goods for important nobles, or given as influential gifts and may have had a role in pagan religious rites. Size: 5.8" L x 2.65" W (14.7 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-J. Connell Collection, Boston, MA.

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#100869
Condition
Small catalogue number written on back end; intact.
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Prehistoric Danish Thick Butted Chert Axe

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$1,200
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$1,800
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$600
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0084: Prehistoric Danish Thick Butted Chert Axe

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$600
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Est.
$1,200
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$1,800
Starting Price
$600
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0084 Details

Description
...
Europe, Denmark, ca. 3000 to 2500 BCE. This is a Danish Neolithic knapped flint dagger with a biface blade of a predominantly caramel-hued chert with dark grey and cream hued highlights. This piece was probably for ceremonial use, considered of great value and kept apart for display. Celts such as this were often used as grave goods for important nobles, or given as influential gifts and may have had a role in pagan religious rites. Size: 5.8" L x 2.65" W (14.7 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-J. Connell Collection, Boston, MA.

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.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#100869
Condition
...
Small catalogue number written on back end; intact.

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