Property from a Private Collection
VERACRUZ STONE HEAD HACHA LATE CLASSIC, CIRCA AD 550-950
Height: 8 in (20.3 cm)
Robert Stolper, London
German Private Collection, acquired from the above on October 14, 1968
Sotheby's, New York, November 22, 1999, lot 171, consigned by the above
Private Collection, acquired at the above auction
The rounded crested head form with a distinctive cutaway section on the forehead, and the deeply recessed eyes, portrays a skeletal variety of the hacha type. For a similar example, see Leyenaar and Parsons, Ulama, Leiden, 1988, pp. 188 and 191, figs. 103 and 113.