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Lot 0532
**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, Central America, Costa Rica, Nicoya region, ca. 200 to 600 CE. A lovely celt-form axe god figure of a petite rectangular form carved from mottled emerald-green stone with light inclusions. The figure stands atop fused legs and a sharpened lower edge - hence the name axe god - and holds both arms atop the slender waist. A tall rectangular panel is incised into the chest and, though missing most of the head, the pointed chin and thin mouth are still visible. Size: 0.95" W x 3" H (2.4 cm x 7.6 cm).

Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired before 2000

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#146099

Condition

Old loss to top of head. Minor abrasions to obverse, reverse, and peripheries, with very small chips to lower 'blade' edge. Light earthen deposits within recessed areas. Old informational label on verso.

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Costa Rican Nicoya Greenstone Axe God

Estimate $600 - $900Oct 17
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