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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Anthropomorphic Axe Blade

100 B.C.–A.D. 100

Greenish stone

5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Olsen
1958.86.16
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Mezcala
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 90–91, 252, no. 164, fig. 85.

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