Neolithic Swiss lake dwellings stone celt with antler handleM9
A polished stone celt (axe) mounted in a deer antler sheath handle. Both ends of the handle have been tapered to make a comfortable grip.
Neolithic, Swiss Lake Dwellings, possibly lake Neuchatel, 4th Millennium BC
9.7 x 3.7 cms
Intact as shown with a glossy tactile patina
Ex. private collection, Sussex, UK; acquired early to mid 20th Century.