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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Hacha of a Supernatural Animal

A.D. 600–900

Gray basalt

15.24 × 9 × 8.6 cm (6 × 3 9/16 × 3 3/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.10
Geography: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Previously sold at Sotheby's New York, 5/17/93. Lot 175.
Acquired from Robert and Marianne Humber, Dixon, Illinois in the middle 1990s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.