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Palaeolithic Clovis Shaped Axe 278mm

SKU:TFS9040
£1,792.00

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A Palaeolithic quartzite Acheulean hand axe of exceptional size displaying exceedingly well in a bronze cradle mount of a sophisticated design. The skill of mounting is one of exacting precision which, when achieved with a well-practised eye, completes the process to museum exhibit standard. A combination of ancient history and art in a union of perfection. The Acheulian hand axe composed of granular quartzite, the axe now honed to a fine prehistoric desert varnish, the term varnish refers to the surface which has attained, through aeons, a good and natural desert weathering, a patina familiar to the regions arduous extreme weather conditions. The caramel colour of the quartzite complimented with the dark bronze tone of the mount. Read more below...

Type: Acheulean quartzite hand axe.
Age: Acheulian to Mousterian era, approximately 1.900,000 BP to 40,000 BP.1
Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Southern Algeria, Mali and Niger borders, Africa.

Overall measurements in stand.
Length: 27.8 cm
Depth: 5.5 cm
width: 13.5 cm

Hand axe measurements.
Length: 23.0 cm
Depth: 4.6 cm
width: 13.5 cm

Approximate in stand weight: 1,405 g

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A Palaeolithic quartzite Acheulean hand axe of exceptional size displaying exceedingly well in a bronze cradle mount of a sophisticated design. The skill of mounting is one of exacting precision which, when achieved with a well-practised eye, completes the process to museum exhibit standard. A combination of ancient history and art in a union of perfection. The Acheulian hand axe composed of granular quartzite, the axe now honed to a fine prehistoric desert varnish, the term varnish refers to the surface which has attained, through aeons, a good and natural desert weathering, a patina familiar to the regions arduous extreme weather conditions. The caramel colour of the quartzite complimented with the dark bronze tone of the mount.

 

Type: Acheulean quartzite hand axe.
Age: Acheulian to Mousterian era, approximately 1.900,000 BP to 40,000 BP.1
Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara desert, Southern Algeria, Mali and Niger borders, Africa.

 

Overall measurements in stand.
Length: 27.8 cm
Depth: 5.5 cm
width: 13.5 cm

 

Hand axe measurements.
Length: 23.0 cm
Depth: 4.6 cm
width: 13.5 cm

 

Approximate in stand weight: 1,405 g