Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.

Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
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Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.
Inca Axe Blades c. 1400 A.D.

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Inca Bronze Axe Blades

 

A pair of heavy ornamental bronze circular axe blades with irregular form. Both are cast and hammered on the cutting edge. One has a crescent-shaped blade with pointed prongs and a triple supporting hafting base with two holes. The other is a half-moon-shaped blade engraved with geometric designs on both sides and a double-supported hafting base. Inca, Peru ca. 15th century.

Measures: 5.5”/13.97 cm x 6”/15.24 cm; 5.5”/13.97 cm x 9”/22.86 cm. Arranged in a 12″/30.48 cm by 16″/40.64 cm by 3”/7.62 cm black shadowbox glass display case or a custom stand can be arranged.

Similar examples are illustrated in “Cobre del Antiguo Peru” pp 468 – 469, pl 166 and 167. Also housed in the Museo Oro del Peru

Provenance: Private Fort Lauderdale, FL collection. Acquired 1980’s.

These large Inca bronze axe blades were utilized for ceremonial rituals and often featured intricate designs, symbolizing the cultural and religious significance of the Inca society. The blades were crafted and typically made of copper alloys for their resilience, hardness, and bright luster. The craftsmanship of these artifacts highlights the Inca’s technological achievements during their reign in the Andean region.

Price $8,850

 


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