A Mayan banded brown flint stemmed macro blade dagger

A Mayan banded brown flint stemmed macro blade dagger

Code: 2498

£275.00
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Description: A banded brown flint stemmed macro blade dagger of plano-convex cross-section, a small chip to the point, otherwise condition good and a very nice example, found in Honduras.

Size: 201 mm/7.9 ins. in length

Culture: Mayan

Date: Late Preclassic - Classic Period, c. 1st Millennium A.D.

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.