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Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia

Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
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Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia

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Inca Axes

 

A set of two large and heavy Inca Bronze Axes with the sacred Owl “Tuco” insignia – Rare

Casted bronze with a half-moon-shaped blade. Center hole in the thick haft base. Sacred Andean owl decorated on a single side. Eyes wide with long ear tufts. A suitable symbol on a weapon blade reflects wisdom and protection to the holder while announcing death to its opponent. Sierra, Ecuador. Ca. 1400 -1550 A.D. Vintage Riker display case.

Measures: 6”- 6.5” W, 5.75” H. 15.24-16.51 cm. W, 14.60 cm H.  Each weighs approximately 3 lbs. each. Combined weight 90 oz—2.5 kg.

Private FL collection; Ex Holmes, GA.

Price 1,095

 


Ref: Cobre Del Antiguo Peru, plate 161 and p. 531

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