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Pre-Columbian, Central Peruvian Highlands, Ca 1400 CE. Copper ax with large flange for attachment and slightly flared blade. This was probably used for chiseling stone and in the course of its usage it developed a crack in mid-blade and was likely discarded. it has since developed a deep almost translucent patina that is simply stunning! 4-1/8"L x 4"W. Custom stand.

PROVENANCE: Ex-private Los Angeles, CA Collection, acquired in the 1980's.

All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition

Crack as shown, else choice.

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Inca Copper Axe - Superb Patina

Estimate $900 - $1,200Apr 16, 2014
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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