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Acheulean Quartzite Flint

Palaeolithic Hand Axe Flint 278mm

£1,792.00 GBP

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, 1.900,000 BP - 40,000 BP.1
Origin: Ténéré Central Sahara, S. Algeria, Mali, Niger borders, N. Africa.

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

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

Weight: 1.405 Kg

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