Zoomorphic Head From Effigy Axe, West Mexico
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1492: item # 397735
Please refer to our stock # LLL.0785 when inquiring.
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|This stone animal head (LLL785), apparently fashioned to represent a tapir, was once at the back or poll end of a fine effigy axe. Broken across the shallow hafting groove that encircled the axe, the head has no other significant damage and by itself is a good example of the skilled Pre-Columbian stone-worker’s art. Measuring 2 ¾” in length, and 1 5/8” in height at the head, the axe is attributed to the Colima horizon of west Mexico dating c.300BC-200AD. Made from grayish green volcanic rock, the tapir head comes with a small display card, a biographical sketch about Langdon, a map of west Mexico on which the Colima area is highlighted, and a certificate guaranteeing authenticity.|