|ACHEULIAN GLOSSY YELLOW FINT HAND AXE
With a long gently curving blade rising out of a base with a semicircular profile. The edges of this alternately percussion flaked biface are trimmed with some fine pressure flaking. The cortex hand grip was deleted in order to achieve this finely attenuated Acheulian form which is symmetrical to both the vertical and horizontal lengthwise planes. The hand axe shows no wear and suggests a non-labor performing use such as votive or dedicatory. From Furge Platt, England.
Ex collection George Holleyman, F.S.A., Sussex, England.
Fruge Platt, England, ca. 200,000 BC
L. 4 3/4 in (12 cm.)