A stone hacha in the form of a bird
The hacha is depicting a landing bird, its wings still stretched, claws grasping the earth, the head showing a large downwards pointed beak. Mexico, Veracruz. Basalt, 600 - 900 A.D. Height 21 cm. / 8.27 inch.
Provenance: ex collection Carol Meyer, New York.
Exhibited in Brookville New York.
Published in Ceremonial sculpture from ancient Vera Cruz, Marikyn Goldstein, Hillwood Art gallery Long Island University 1987-1988, page. 36 (cat. no 269. auction house rate primitive New York 2008.)