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Votive Axe

200 BCE - 1000 CE
Unknown Artist (Mesoamerican)

This axe is notable for its classic shape for Mesoamerican votive axes, with rounded contours, a flattened top, and a pointed basal end.
Origins? West Mexico (a paper label on the rear face is too eroded to read, although its border matches that of the label on 1969.7.10.a which is marked “Tuxpan E. de Colima” (Tuxpan, state [Estado] of Colima).

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