P-38010 A FINE MAYA STONE HACHA IN THE FORM OF A JAGUAR HEAD LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550-950.
Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Pacific Slope Region, found in El Salvador.
Provenance: Acquired in early 1970 in El Salvador, and brought into the U.S. at that time
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This jaguar head is of three dimensional form, with open mouth and teeth bared. The deep-set eye sockets may have had inlays at one time, and three drill holes suggest former attachments. Beautiful patina is evident on most of the head. There is a modern inscription written along the base: San Jose-La Granjo Retalhuleu.