Description: A greenstone polished axehead, the butt chipped and some minute chips to the cutting edge, but a good heavy tactile example, possibly from Jamaica.
Size: 127 mm/5 ins. in length
Culture: Caribbean, Taino
Date: c. 7th-15th Century A.D.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, with his collection label.
Background: Fred Sydney Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.
Please fill in the information below