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Ritual stone axe blade

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Provenance

Before 1950, probably in a Boston collection [see note 1]. 1960s or 1970s, acquired by Cesar Caniga, East Boston; 1980s, sold by Caniga to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; after 1995, sold by Lands Beyond to Hy and Shirley Zaret, Westport, CT; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008) NOTES: [1] According to information provided by Lands Beyond Gallery to the MFA, in the 1990s the object was still preserved in its old packaging, probably dating from before 1950 and coming from a Boston collection.

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret

Tairona, 1000–1500

Object Place

Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 20.32 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.200

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceremonial artifacts