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A CEREMONIAL AXE FROM CATACOMB CULTURE
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Ca. 2500-1900 BC A finely ground ceremonial axe made of jet-black, banded jasper, with a boat-shaped outline. Slightly curved at the top, the neck and the domed, blunt cutting edge flaring distinctly downwards. Mounted upon a custom made display stand. The axe represents a remarkably rare and perfectly shaped relict of early Bronze Age craftsmanship in the region, the quality of which is beyond compare. Size: L:180mm / W:62mm ; 450g Provenance: Collection of stone artefacts of Dr. Shane Famham, 1960s-1980s, UK. Later in collection of Sol Finbow, UK.
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A CEREMONIAL AXE FROM CATACOMB CULTURE

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Ca. 2500-1900 BC A finely ground ceremonial axe made of jet-black, banded jasper, with a boat-shaped outline. Slightly curved at the top, the neck and the domed, blunt cutting edge flaring distinctly downwards. Mounted upon a custom made display stand. The axe represents a remarkably rare and perfectly shaped relict of early Bronze Age craftsmanship in the region, the quality of which is beyond compare. Size: L:180mm / W:62mm ; 450g Provenance: Collection of stone artefacts of Dr. Shane Famham, 1960s-1980s, UK. Later in collection of Sol Finbow, UK.

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