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Taino Ceremonial Axe w/ Face (900-1500 AD)

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Taino Ceremonial Axe w/ Face (900-1500 AD)

The most numerous category of polished stone sculpture emerging from the Taíno world of the ancestral Caribbean islands are ceremonial axes and blades, which take many forms and were an important medium of exchange. Ceremonial blades made of different types of greenstone, both local and imported, have been recovered in large numbers. These axes, known as petaloid celts for their resemblance to flower petals, served as dedicatory offerings, which have a long history in the Caribbean, and on the mainland in Mesoamerica.

- Taino- 900-1500 AD
- Caribbean
- From a Private New York Estate
- H: 7 1/2 in. W: 5 1/4 in.

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Condition
Possible minor fill repair on face.
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Taino Ceremonial Axe w/ Face (900-1500 AD)

Estimate $3,000 - $4,000Aug 12, 2020
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