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Celt

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Celt carved from black dioritic stone and well-polished, and likely was used as a ritual cache object rather than a tool. Three ancient blows to the rear surface marred the celt's otherwise well-polished surface.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Mezcala, Late Formative period, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Guerrero, México

Dimensions

8.7 x 5.7 x 4 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.817

Medium or Technique

Diorite (?)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ritual Objects