Handaxe with framing around hole, Niger

Artist Unknown

Handaxe, Niger, ca. 800,000-300,000

4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. (12 x 8.8 x 2.5 cm)

Tony Berlant Collection

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Photo: Kevin Todora



First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

January 27 - April 28, 2018

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first art museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human history, with examples dating back more than 2 million years, some handaxes are equally fascinating for their non-utilitarian, aesthetic qualities.

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Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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