Neolithic stone tool from Egypt

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Object: Neolithic flint tool from Egypt

Material: Flint.

Period: Approx. 5000 BC to 3000 BC.
Neolithic to Chalcolithic.

Description:    Straigt tool with straight neck and pointed blade. The two sided blade is delicately worked and finely serrated. It is either a weapon's point or a knife or small saw.

Dimensions: 80mm long.

Condition: Perfect condition, apart from small ancient chips to the blade. Modern, black inscription "10773". With an old museum display reading "gesägte Lanzenspitze 10773 Aegypten".

Provenance: Acquired by us on the Swiss art market in 2022. Previously in the Swiss collection of Alfred Huber, acquired in 1998 when Mr. Huber was director of the Burghalde Museum in Lenzburg, Switzerland. The acquisition was made from the collection of the Bally-Prior Museum in Schönenwerd, Switzerland. Added to the museum collection between 1860 and 1926. Egypt has been handed down as the place of origin.

An invitation and encouragement to devote oneself to the study of art and nature and to love the subject. This is what the Bally-Prior Museum should be for the youth. And this is why the founder of the museum granted free admission to young visitors. He himself, Peter Eduard Bally-Prior (1847-1926), began collecting early in his life. He passionately devoted himself to minerals, fossils, as well as archaeological and ethnological rarities. His successful career as an industrialist and Swiss National Council gave him ample funds for his passion. He financed six large archaeological excavations in Switzerland and took the time to write accademic publications on history.
The Bally-Prior Museum in Schönenwerd Switzerland opened in 1910 to make the already huge collection accessible to the public. Shortly before the death of the founder in 1926, the museum opened a new wing to accommodate new additions to the collection. After almost a century, in 1998, the museum foundation decided to close down and sell the exhibits. Museums, universities and private individuals rushed to acquire a part. It was people who had love for the subject. Exactly the passion Eduard Bally-Prior wanted to awaken with his museum.

Literature: D. Greenwell, Flint Artifacts of North Africa.
Cf. C. E. Klenkler, Sahara - Objects Prehistoriques / Prähistorische Artefakte.

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