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Carving

Object Number:
54-36-1
Current Location:
Culture:
Totonac
Provenience:
Mexico (Central America)
Veracruz (Mexico)
Tres Zapotes
Culture Area:
Central America
Section:
American
Materials:
Limestone (uncertain)
Iconography:
Hacha
Description:
Ceremonial carved object; whitish ston (probably limestone); thin, profile human face of type known as a "hacha"; low relief carving on both faces; slightly weathered. Some black inclusions in stone. Convex nose; deeply incised eye, scroll at corner of upper lip, plain headdress, large ornament in place of ear; no suspension hole.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Charles Morley

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)
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Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)
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