Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas

Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
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Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas
Tiwanaku Stone Celt with Pumas

Intricate Details and Artistic Narrative of this

Tiwanaku Celt

 

An excellent formed Tiwanaku limestone celt. The axe head has a carved double-stylized pumas finial with perforated loop-type bodies. Half-open type hafting shaft on the reverse with rounded blade edge. Substantial scattered dendrites deposit on the surface. One puma is reattached, otherwise intact. Altiplano region, Peru/Bolivia Ca. 500 – 1000 A.D. Custom stand.

Measures: 4.75”/12.06 cm H. 2.5”/6.35 cm W. 6.5”/16.51 cm with custom metal base.

Provenance: Ex-Splendors of the World Gallery, LA., CA; Private Florida Collection

Price $1,750

 


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