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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Hacha in the Shape of a Skull

A.D. 600–900

Grey stone with probable cinnabar

26.67 × 20.32 × 2.54 cm (10 1/2 × 8 × 1 in.)
Gift of Theodore N. Kaplan and Henry Tobin
2016.148.13
Geography: 
Made in Veracruz, Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased from the Lands Beyond, New York 1993, #4507
Sonia Canas, Miami Fl.

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.