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Axe head/Votive axe  (Ceremonial/Ritual items)  "800-600 BC"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

Materials:

Granite

Techniques:

Carved, incised, polished

Dimensions:

31 x 17 x 12 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Central America, Maya, Mesoamerica, Native Americans, Northern Mesoamerica, Olmec (archaeological culture)

Site Name:

Coast

State:

Veracruz State

Country:

Mexico

Collection History:

Collection history unknown but said to have been collected or excavated before 1880; formerly in the collection of Leo Stein (1872-1947, renowned art collector and Gertrude Stein's brother); purchased by MAI in 1928 using funds donated by Mrs. George (Thea) Heye.

Source ID:

NMAI_175137

Catalog Number:

16/3400

Album Name:

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