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MX1304

An Anatolian Granite Axehead, Neolithic Period, ca mid 3rd - early 2nd millennium BC

carefully shaped and polished, with large central shaft hole.

Condition:  Chip to one edge, some minor losses and abrasion from usage, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions:  height: 10.25 cm (4.03 inches), mounted height: 20.25 cm (7.97 inches)

Provenance:  Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology.  He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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