Curved Taino Curved Axe

$ 3,000.00

A Taino, dark olive-green, monolithic, stone-handled, curved axe from the ancient Antilles. A stone which was expertly carved with a slightly curving axe head and then polished to a smooth surface. By curving the axe it could be used an axe or as a gouging implement as the worn underside suggests. The smoothness and polish of the piece, however, suggests that this was more than an ordinary utilitarian object. Excellent condition with small ancient chip at one end. Similarly shaped stone axe illustrated in "Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology", Washington, D.C., pl xv. Circa 1000-1500 AD. 

Ex. Neil M. Becker, NY.

7.25 in. x 2.75 in. x 1.75 in. 18.5 cm. x 7 cm. x 3 cm // 14 oz. / 400 g. 
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