A well provenanced and very pleasing ancient prehistoric Scandinavian Neolithic flint axe.
Worked from a fine caramel coloured flint, we can see how this axe was painstakingly knapped and polished into its fine symmetrical form.
The Neolithic Scandinavians were a conservative 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.
With an old label: ‘F.S Clark Denmark DEN.150 collection’