A Simple Stone

All over the world early humans fashioned stone tools. These implements of agriculture, architecture, status and warfare drove the advancement of civilization and gave rise to the culture of innovation humans exist in today.

The stone pieces below are ceremonial versions of utilitarian objects. To the people that used them, they served to connect vital aspects of daily life with the spiritual powers they believed governed them. Today they connect our modern notions of beauty (through essential sculptural form) with the history of human ingenuity.

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