Description: A large polished greenstone petaloid axehead with some minor chips to the cutting edge, some patchy shallow wear to the body and some scratches, but an impressive axe, from the West Indies.
Size: 270 mm/10.6 ins. in length and weighing 2.4 kg
Date: c. 7th-15th Century A.D.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey. Ex Robert Stonard Collection, Surrey.
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.
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