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Lot 60A: Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
  • Huge Ecuadorian Greenstone Ritual Hacha - 3000 Y/O
   
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Description: Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Valdivian to La Tolita phase, ca. 1500 to 300 BCE. Among the largest we have ever had the privilege of handling, a beautiful ritual hacha, of a flat, abstract form with an angular blade at the lower end and two protrusions at the top for attachment, carved from one piece of stunning greenstone of rich, dark green hues. Magnificent for its scale as well as the inherent beauty of this aged stone with marvelous patina. A fine and rare example. Custom wood stand. Size: hacha itself measures 7.25" W x 9.75" H (18.4 cm x 24.8 cm); 13" H (33 cm) on stand

Provenance: Ex-NYC collection, ex southern California Poway collection

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#117747

Condition Report: Several chips to angular end of blade, other areas of the periphery, and abrasions to faces as shown.

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