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LOT 0515

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Neolithic British Boat-Shaped Axehead

3rd millennium BC

A well formed pecked and ground boat-shaped axe in a dark crystalline quartzite with asymmetric convex cutting edge tapering to a rounded butt, drilled to receive handle. 680 grams, 14.5cm (5 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the London collection of Aleksey Vinokurov, formed from the 1920s-1951; collection number 21, found near Kemble, Gloucestershire, UK, in 1947; accompanied by a copy of the collection inventory dated 1951.

Literature
See MacGregor, Arthur (editor), Antiquities From Europe and the Near East in the Collection of The Lord McAlpine of West Green, Oxford, 1987, no.40179 for generally similar example.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
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Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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