|NORDIC MESOLITHIC GRAYISH BLACK FINT ADZE WITH SPECIALLY TREATED EDGE
Cutting edge is the intersection of a large broad flake scar (on the less convex face) with a series of scars flaked upward from the cutting edge on the more convex face producing a hoof shaped design.
This massive specimen is one of the finest examples known. Superb condition.
Cf. Therkel Mathiassen, Danske Oldsager-Aeldre Stenhalder, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1948, #58, pl. 58.
Ca. 9000-4000 BC
L. 7 1/2 in. (19.0 cm.)
Ex Lawrence Sunde collection, Copenhagen; Christensen Fund collection; private collection, Boston, MA.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 149.