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Carving

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

Description

Stone Ceremonial "Hacha" - 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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Danien, Elin. 2002. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68, pl. 65View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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