Middle Paleolithic Hand Axe

Culture: North Africa
Period: 400,000-50,000 B.C.
Material: Flintstone
Dimensions: 14.9 cm x 7.7 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6297
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Clear flint hand axe worked out on both sides with a long tip. The edges are all sharpened to cut plants or meat. The tapering end was used as a drill. Exceptionally beautiful example with a fabulous desert patina. Found in Libya.