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
Inca Bronze Axe Blades with Owl Insignia

Set of two large and heavy Inca Bronze Axes with Sacred Owl “Tuco” – Rare

Cast bronze with half moon shape blade. Center hole in the thick haft base. Sacred Andean owl decorated on a single side. Eyes wide with long ear-tufts. A suitable insignia on a weapon blade that reflex 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.  Combined weight 90 oz. 2.5 kg.

Private FL collection; Ex Holmes, GA.

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


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