Description: An American Indian bifacially flaked grey flint symmetrical blade, a few small possibly more recent edge chips, otherwise condition good and a nice thin example with a dull patina, found in Texas.
Size: 116 mm/4.5 ins. in length
Culture: North American Indian
Date: Probably before the 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.