Pre-Columbian, Peru, Inca, ca. 1400-1600 CE. This large, arrow-shaped, copper war axe is finely carved and incised with pyramidal motifs perhaps representing the Andes and spiral motifs likely representing ocean waves. It boasts an impressive weight and has developed a beautiful patina over the ages. 6-1/4"L x 3-1/2"W
Provenance: Ex-Colorado Springs Gallery, Ex-Amsterdam Gallery, Ex-Valenbreder Collection, Leiden, the Netherlands.
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