- Museum number
Handaxe made of white quartz with amethyst bands. Tear drop shape with a regular working edge all round. Both faces slightly convex.
Height: 136 millimetres
Width: 77 millimetres
Depth: 41 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Found at Hopwood's Korongo (HK) in Bed IV. Dr A.T.Hopwood was a palaeontologist at The British Museum (Natural History) who was a member of the expedition team.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018, 6 May- 30 June, National Museum, New Delhi, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories
2017-2018, 10 Nov 2017 - 18 Feb 2018, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, India, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories
2015 – 2016 4 Dec – 29 May, National Museum of Singapore, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’
2012-2013 Nov-Mar, Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2012 Mar-Jul, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Treasures of the World’s Cultures
2011 22 Oct- 2012 5 Feb, Perth, Western Australian Museum, 'Extraordinary Stories'
2005 26 Nov-2006 12 Mar, USA, San Francisco, Museum of the African Diaspora, Made in Africa
2001-2002 12 Dec-28 Feb, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, The Unidentified Museum Object
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected by the East African Archaeological Expedition led by Louis Leakey's in 1931. This was Leakey's first expedition to Olduvai Gorge.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1931-2971