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Nordic Mesolithic grayish black flint adze  with specially treated edge Nordic Mesolithic grayish black flint adze  with specially treated edge
NORDIC MESOLITHIC GRAYISH BLACK FINT ADZE WITH SPECIALLY TREATED EDGE

Cutting edge is the intersection of a large broad flake scar (on the less convex face) with a series of scars flaked upward from the cutting edge on the more convex face producing a hoof shaped design.
This massive specimen is one of the finest examples known. Superb condition.
Cf. Therkel Mathiassen, Danske Oldsager-Aeldre Stenhalder, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1948, #58, pl. 58.

Ca. 9000-4000 BC

L. 7 1/2 in. (19.0 cm.)

Ex Lawrence Sunde collection, Copenhagen; Christensen Fund collection; private collection, Boston, MA.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 149.

LC1211C
$1,500


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