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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A wonderful and lengthy mace head, hand-carved from a mottled pale-green stone with light inclusions. The main body is elongated and conical in composition, with an integral triangular finial on the longer end. The actual mace 'head' is tall and cylindrical, with four circular projections along the lateral circumference and twin bulbs extending vertically from the top of the weapon. Tubular examples like this would have been bound perpendicular to a sturdy wooden shaft using reeds or textile strands to craft a formidable weapon. Comes with custom display stand. Size: 8" L x 2" H (20.3 cm x 5.1 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-collection of the late Peter Arnovick, San Francisco, California, USA

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Age-commensurate surface wear, small chips to body and both terminals, with small areas of roughness, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

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Rare Colima Gray Stone Mace Head

Estimate $800 - $1,200Mar 1, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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