Hasha representing the chubby god Culture... - Lot 43 - De Baecque et Associés

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Hasha representing the chubby god Culture... - Lot 43 - De Baecque et Associés
Hasha representing the chubby god
Culture Veracruz, Mexico
Classical, 450-950 A.D.
Grey basalt with brown patina and traces of cinnabar
H. 24 cm - W.21 cm

Characteristic object of the Veracruz culture representing the face of the chubby god.
Head adorned with a finely incised cap topped with a rabbit's head.
At the back, there is a notch allowing the hacha to be fixed.
This type of object, like the palmas and yokes, is the votive representation of an element used during the ball game. Surface wear, visible splinters, small fillings and blockages.

Provenance :
Loudmer Sale, October 24, 1974, lot 128
French Private Collection
Sale Tessier-Sarrou et Associés, Paris, March 5, 2015, n°62
Private collection, Paris
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