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Swedish Neolithic axe-hammer

M204

£300.00

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A ground basalt axe-hammer with a pierced boat-shaped body and finely polished surface.

Culture
Sweden, Harpsund region, late Neolithic, 4th to 2nd Millennium BC

Size
12.5 x 5.8 cms

Condition
Intact as shown, some chips on the underside. The line visible in the images is a natural striation in the rock

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Cumbria, UK; formerly in a 19th Century collection.

A faint red ink inscription on the base reads: Sweden, Harpsund and further unclear names.

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