Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Guatemala - Maya Ceremonial Hacha
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Maya Ceremonial Hacha
Type of Object: Sculpture
Material: Stone
Measurements: 30 to 50 cm. in height.
Date or Period: Classic
Maker: Pacific Coast Maya
Designated List Section: IID Stone Stelae, Ritual Objects, and Architectural Elements
Date of Import Restriction: 10/03/1997
Photograph: G&T Foundation
Copyright: G&T Foundation
 
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
Carved and drilled stone in the shape of a stylized hachet. Usually takes the form of a human or animal face in profile with the eye or mouth drilled out. Use is ceremonial and associated with the Mayan ball game.
Keywords:
animal head, ceremonial object, deity, hacha, human head, Pacific Coast Maya, sculpture, stone,

 


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