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Nordic Mesolithic Thin-bladed Stone Battle Axe
NORDIC MESOLITHIC THIN-BLADED STONE BATTLE AXE

With sharply out curving blade ends. Their thinness and out curving forms connect these axes with the early prototypical copper axes and also to the early thin flint axes. Objects, fashioned of stone, such as our example, were used as weapons and were painstakingly crafted as opposed to flint objects which tended to be used as tools.
P.V. Glob points out that these thin bladed stone axes are exceedingly rare with only about twenty examples known in all of Denmark and south Sweden. This example in perfect condition.
Cf. P.V. Glob, Dansk Oldsager-Yngre Stenalder, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1952, #110, p. 86; pl. 110.


Ca. 9000-4000 BC

L. 7 1/8 in (18 cm.)

Ex Christensen Fund collection.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 150.

LC1116C
$1,850


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