From: Mexico (Central America) | Veracruz (Mexico) | Tres Zapotes

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 54-36-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Totonac
Provenience Mexico (Central America) | Veracruz (Mexico) | Tres Zapotes
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Limestone (uncertain)
Iconography Hacha

Stone Ceremonial "Hacha" - Ceremonial carved object; whitish stone (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.

Height 18.5 cm
Width 19 cm
Depth 5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Charles Morley, 1954

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