A FINE MAYA STONE HACHA IN THE FORM OF A JAGUAR HEAD(114 views)
Description: This jaguar head is of three dimensional form, with open mouth and teeth bared. The deep-set eye sockets may have had inlays at one time, and three drill holes suggest former attachments. Beautiful patina is evident on most of the head.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: There is a modern collection inscription written along the base: San Jose-La Granjo Retalhuleu.
Provenance: Acquired in early 1970 in El Salvador, and brought into the U.S. at that time.
Dimensions: Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown ancient Mayan artist
Date: Late Classic, circa A.D. 550-950.