Egyptian Acheulean chert hand-axe from Bahariya Oasis

M257

£200.00

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A grey chert hand-axe with a patinated brown surface to one side.

Culture
Egypt, Bahariya Oasis region, Acheulean, between 200,000 and 1.6 million years old

Size
11.5 x 6.3 cms

Condition
Intact as shown. The stone has a glossy pale brown patina on one side and retains the original grey surface to much of the other side – this feature is quite typical of ancient stone tools found in the desert where the actions of exposure to the elements can occur on an exposed side only.

Provenance
Ex. collection: Dr Richard Shenkel (1941-2008), New Orleans, USA. Formerly in a US collection acquired during the 1940’s-1950’s in the Bahariya Oasis, Giza province, Egypt. Shenkel was a professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans, USA.

Accompanied by an independent authentication certificate by Benjamin E. Stermer, USA.

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