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Hacha

Veracruz, Mexicoc. AD 550 - 950 (Late Classical Period)

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum
Reading, United States

Hachas were believed to be axe-heads, hence the name (the Spanish word for 'axe') and are likely related to the Mesoamerican ballgame.This stone hacha depicts a jaguar skull with an open mouth, transformed with a bird's beak.

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  • Title: Hacha
  • Creator: Veracruz, Mexico
  • Date Created: c. AD 550 - 950 (Late Classical Period)
  • Type: scuplture
  • Medium: basalt
  • Culture: Veracruz, Mexico
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase

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