Lot 20: Superb Thai Neolithic Stone Adze
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Thailand, late Neolithic period, Ban Kao culture, ca. 2000 BCE to late 1st millennium BCE. A smoothed greenstone with small areas of creamy inclusion formed into a ritual adze. Ban Kao is a mound in southeast Thailand that has been excavated to reveal an ancient village with numerous burials. Polished stone adzes in a variety of shapes and sizes have been found with these burials, who were almost all placed extended on their backs with adzes beside them and pots placed at strategic points around them. Comes with custom stand. Size: 2.25" W x 6.15" H (5.7 cm x 15.6 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Camacho collection, Asia
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Condition Report: Very slight chips to blade edge, otherwise perfect.