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hacha coa (axehead)
  • Mexico
  • hacha coa (axehead), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5249

The metal blade is for an axe or adze with a metal cylinder to receive a handle. It is black except at the sharpened edge.

There is a twisted plant fiber string tied through the cylinder. No handle is present.