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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Hand ax with human effigy


Dark green stone with dull finish

7 × 4.2 × 16 cm (2 3/4 × 1 5/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
Made in Mexico
Not on view
Mexico, Jalisco, Sinaloa
Tools and Equipment

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 78.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 171–72, 337, no. 382, fig. 215.

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