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A polished stone axe or celt with a rounded blade end and a lenticular-sectioned body. Blade slightly bevelled on one side. Body broken off near the middle and shows a long cut mark on one side with rough unfinished surface on the other.
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Length: 8.80 centimetres (maximum)
Thickness: 1.90 centimetres
Width: 6.50 centimetres (at blade)
- Curator's comments
- The collector is said to have travelled widely in the old Indian Empire during his military service and we have only the recollections of his son and grandson to substantiate the findspot they report for these pieces. They are adamant in this recollection, however, and it is reasonable to record it (ie Western Nepal) as the best provenance we have for the axes/celts. They have a more eastern look to me (JRK) than western and it is quite possible that they found their source in upper Burma or the eastern Himalayas.
This celt, as many others in this group, appears to be covered, at least in part, with a dark, slightly sticky surface coating not yet identified as any particular substance.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Collected in western Nepal by Mr Walter Peacey, these objects were nearly lost when he forgot the kit bag containing them at Leeds railway station on his return from the East. They were returned to him a month later. They remained in his possession until his death in 1981 and have been sold to the Museum by his grandson, Mr Mark Peacey.
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