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