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Neolithic Swiss lake dwellings stone celt with antler handle

M9

£350.00

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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.

Culture
Neolithic, Swiss Lake Dwellings, possibly lake Neuchatel, 4th Millennium BC

Size
9.7 x 3.7 cms

Condition
Intact as shown with a glossy tactile patina

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Sussex, UK; acquired early to mid 20th Century.

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