Description: An American Indian bifacially flaked mottled grey flint knife of pointed oval form, a nice intact example with a dull patina, found in Illinois.
Size: 111 mm/4.4 ins. in length
Culture: American Indian
Date: 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.
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