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Battle axe Battle axe

Stone battle axe of polished basalt from the River Tay at Mugdrum Island

Carved stone ball Carved stone ball

Carved stone ball, with 14 triangular and circular low knobs, from Newburgh, Fife

Carved stone ball Carved stone ball

Carved stone ball from Skara Brae, 3200 - 2500 BC

Ceremonial implement / basalt cup Ceremonial implement / basalt cup

One of two basalt cups from a set of implements for the Ceremony of Opening the Mouth: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Dendera, Tomb of Adu I, 6th Dynasty

Ceremonial implement / basalt cup Ceremonial implement / basalt cup

One of two basalt cups from a set of implements for the Ceremony of Opening the Mouth: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Dendera, Tomb of Adu I, 6th Dynasty

Pyramidion Pyramidion

Pyramidion in black basalt with a square base and rounded top, decorated on three sides with scenes in intaglio: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Abydos, 19th - 20th Dynasty

Statue / head / king Statue / head / king

Statue head in fine green basalt of a king wearing the afnet headdress with uraeus, possibly Amenhotep II: Ancient Egyptian, 18th Dynasty

String of beads String of beads

String of beads, including some white glaze lenticular beads and a central green glaze pendant of Bes: Ancient Egyptian, Middle Egypt, Gurob, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty

Whetstone Whetstone

Whetstone of basalt, rectangular block with deeply bevelled edges: Ancient Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, c. 1550 - 1069 BC

Jar Jar

Basalt jar: Ancient Egyptian, Predynastic Period, early prehistoric, c. 4400 - 4000 BC

Jar Jar

Basalt jar: Ancient Egyptian, Predynastic Period, middle prehistoric, c. 3500 - 3100 BC

Chisel Chisel

Chisel of basalt, roughly chipped: Japan, Musashi province, Mitsusawa shell-mound,

Celt Celt

Celt of basalt, roughly chipped with a curved edge, broken: Japan, Musashi province, Mitsusawa shell-mound,

Axe Axe

Axe or adze of basalt, rudely chipped: Japan, Musashi province, Mitsusawa shell-mound,

Scraper Scraper

Scraper of basalt: Japan, prehistoric

Hatchet Hatchet

Hatchet of green basalt: Micronesian, Caroline Islands, Yap Island

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