Veracruz stone hacha
Lot 66
Veracruz Stone Hacha,
Late Classic, ca. A.D. 550 - 950
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Veracruz Stone Hacha,
Late Classic, ca. A.D. 550 - 950
height 10 1/4in (28cm)
finely carved in coarse dark-gray stone, possibly basalt, depicting a jaguar skull with open mouth, transformed with a bird's beak, a element flowing out of the mouth, possibly representing life force.

Provenance:
Private Collection, New York, acquired in the 1960s
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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