London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A GROUP OF PALEOLITHIC AND NEOLITHIC STONE AXEHEADS
PALEOLITHIC TO NEOLITHIC PERIOD AND LATER
Including a Nordic Neolithic polished grey flint axehead of trapezoid outline with curved cutting edge, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long; another of mottled brown flint, flaked with thin rectangular butt, 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long; a similar Danish orange/brown flint axehead, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) long; a fragmentary dark grey stone 'boat axe' of lentoid outline, flattened towards the cutting edge, a cylindrical collar around shaft-hole, 5½ in. (14 cm.) long, all circa 4th-3rd millennium B.C.; a group of Paleolithic handaxes including a cream patinated brown flint pointed handaxe, irregularly flaked, 3½ in. (9 cm.) long; a mottled grey/brown flaked flint core axe, irregular in form with curved cutting edge, 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long; an Acheulian dark grey stone biface or pointed handaxe, 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long, all pre-4th millennium B.C.; and a group of ethnographic obsidian and stone axeheads, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long max.(a lot)
Item three: ink inscribed "Riba Denmark".
Item five: Fawcett collection; ink inscribed "Burnham Bucks" with Fawcett monogram.
Item six: ink inscribed "Barn Elms, Thames".
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