Description: A large brown flint bifacially flaked pointed symmetrical blade with flat base and dull patina. A nice example in excellent condition. Labelled as from America, possibly Mexico.
Size: 163 mm/6.4 ins. in length
Culture: Precolumbian, American Indian, Mexican
Date: 1st Millennium A.D. or earlier.
Provenance: Ex Dr H.A. Fawcett Collection, and with his collectors mark.
Background: Dr Hugh Alderson Fawcett (1891-1982) built up an important collection of ancient implements, weapons and ornaments that eventually numbered some eight thousand items. The bulk of this collection is now in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, but Fawcett previously sold or traded many pieces in order to improve his collection. His distinctive monogram and careful recording of provenance makes his pieces readily identifiable.
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