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hacha para puerco (axe)
  • Zapotec peoples
  • hacha para puerco (axe), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 40 x 4 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5252

The axe has a short wooden handle. It is larger at the end with the blade. The blade is wide and convex at the sharp end. The end of the blade goes through the wooden handle.

It was used to butcher pigs.