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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Veracruz Stone Hacha of a Monkey Head
Classic, Circa 450 - 650 AD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Veracruz Stone Hacha of a Monkey Head
Classic, Circa 450 - 650 AD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Veracruz Stone Hacha of a Monkey Head
Classic, Circa 450 - 650 AD

Provenance

George Pepper, Los Angeles
Private Collection, United States, acquired from the above prior to 1969
Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 2014, lot 263, consigned by the above
Private Collection, acquired at the above auction

Exhibited

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, long term loan, 2002–2010

Literature

Gérald Berjonneau, ‎Emile Deletaille, and ‎Jean-Louis Sonnery, Rediscovered Masterpieces of Mesoamerica, Boulogne, 1985, pl. 87

Catalogue Note

The fierce appearance of the monkey head depicted in this hacha is enhanced by the sweep of orbital crest, which is both a tail and a phallic reference. For a similar hacha see Whittington, ed., The Sport of Life and Death, 2001, p. 197, pl. 69.

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