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Prehistoric Scandinavian Neolithic Flint Gouge Cleaver Tool - 4000BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,403) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391639037857 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An ancient Scandinavian Neolithic flint tool, originally from a late 19th century collection and dating to 4000 - 2000 BC. The Neolithic Scandinavians were a tough people, who clung resolutely to the use of stone tools even as their neighbours adopted metalworking. Length: 4 1/2 inches. Condition: Restored from three fragments.. Provenance: From the collection of James Curle (1862-1944) of Melrose, Scotland, and thence by descent. Although a lawyer by profession, Curle was an accomplished amateur archaeologist and his name remains one of the most famous in the field of Romano-British Archaeology, having excavated and published extensively in the early 1900's. From 1888-1903 Curle acquired the most magnificent collection of Nordic antiquities outside Scandinavia, eventually selling most of his pieces to the British Museum in 1921. The Curle collection in the British Museum has been the subject of numerous publications and remains an important reference point for scholars of prehistoric Nordic artifacts. ArtAncient Ltd. is pleased to have acquired almost all the remaining pieces from the Curle collection, unsold in 1921, retained by his family and with a provenance dating back almost a century. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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