An Egyptian Neolithic Flint Spearhead, ca. 7500 - 3700 BCE
EX2102Regular price $650 USD
The triangular-shaped spearhead percussion flaked from a piece of light brown flint. Old museum collection number #1202 inked in black pigment on the back.
Published: De Rustafjaell, R. (1914). The stone age in Egypt: a record of recently discovered implements and products of handicraft of the archaic Nilotic races inhabiting the Thebaid. New York: W.E. Rudge. p.79 #1202
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition. Custom mounted.
Dimensions: Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.25 cm)
Provenance: Collection of Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell F.R.G.S. (1876-1943), acquired prior to 1909, purchased at one of the Rustafjaell sales held in 1906, 1913 and 1915 by Gustave Maurice Heckscher who then donated to the museum founded by his father; de-accessioned by Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, in 2012. Robert de Rustafjaell, aka Robert Fawcus-Smith, was a British collector and author who worked in Egypt as a geologist and mining engineer. After World War I, de Rustafjaell moved to the United States, where he lived under the name Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani.