Description: A good-sized bifacially flaked mottled brown flint sickle, some small inoffensive edge chips, otherwise condition good and a nice example, labelled as from South America.
Size: 112 mm/4.4 ins. across
Culture: Precolumbian, South America
Date: Before the 1st Millennium A.D.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and with his collectors mark.
Background: Mr Fred 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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