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Prehistoric Nordic Scandinavian Neolithic Flint Axe - 4000 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,301) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291696600639 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An ancient Scandinavian Neolithic flint axe, originally from a late 19th century collection and dating to 4000 – 2000 BC.Worked from a fine caramel coloured flint, we can see how this axe was carefully polished to achieve a pleasing finish on the blade end, but it remains pocked with percussion marks around the area that would originally have been woven in cord and attached to a wooden handle.The Neolithic Scandinavians were a tough people, who clung resolutely to the use of stone tools even as their neighbours adopted metalworking. This evocative artefact; broad, hardy and strong, has more than a hint of the society that produced it.There are many forgeries of this type of Neolithic axe currently on the market, and it is extremely rare to encounter a flint axe which comes with such a reassuringly old and firm provenance. Length: 6 1/8 inches.Condition: Very good, unrestored. Minor chips as shown. Provenance:Formerly in the collection of Lars Otto Johan Holst (1863-1936), a veterinary surgeon who was active in Ronneby, southern Sweden from around 1887.Mr. Holst took a strong interest in the prehistory of ancient Scandinavia and he obsessively acquired throughout his career, forming one of the most magnificent collections of early Stone Age artefacts. He obtained these objects from around Ronneby, partly through gathering himself, and partly as payment for work done in his service as a vet between 1887 - 1929. Please note that the new purchaser will be provided with a copy of two photographs showing Mr. Holst in his office and his collection mounted on the wall. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, www.ArtAncient.com. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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