Description: A good-sized fawn chert handaxe of classic tear-drop form, some encrustation and surface wear with preferential weathering along thin linear veins within the chert, but sound and overall a nice example of the type.
Size: 153 mm/6 ins. in length
Culture: North African Palaeolithic
Date: c. 250,000-300,000 years B.P.
Provenance: Ex English private collection and acquired on the London art market between 2002 and 2003.
Not to be confused with modern sand-blasted examples seen on some online auction websites.