Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Miniature Hacha

A.D. 600–900

Stone

7.6 × 3.8 × 7 cm (3 × 1 1/2 × 2 3/4 in.) without mount: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wardwell
1989.83.1
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Ted J. Leyenaar and Lee Allen Parsons, Ulama: Het Balspel Bij de Maya’s en Azteken, 2000 v. Chr.–000 n. Chr.: Van Mensenoffer Tot Sport (The Ballgame of the Mayas and Aztecs, 2000 B.C.–2000 A.D.: From Human Sacrifice to Sport) (Leiden, Netherlands: Spruyt, Van Mantgem, & De Does, 1988).

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 124, ill.

Mary E. Miller and Karl Taube, An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993), 42–44.

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