Handaxe, Niger, ca. 800,000-300,000
Hornfels4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. (12 x 8.8 x 2.5 cm)
Tony Berlant Collection
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.