Swedish Neolithic axe-hammerM204
A ground basalt axe-hammer with a pierced boat-shaped body and finely polished surface.
Sweden, Harpsund region, late Neolithic, 4th to 2nd Millennium BC
12.5 x 5.8 cms
Intact as shown, some chips on the underside. The line visible in the images is a natural striation in the rock
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.