Axe head/Votive axe

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Culture/People
probably Chimú (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Major Otto Holstein, Non-Indian, 1883-1934
Seller
Major Otto Holstein, Non-Indian, 1883-1934
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Axe head/Votive axe
Media/Materials
Bronze
Techniques
Cast
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Chan Chan; Trujillo Province; La Libertad Region; Peru
Date created
AD 1200-1500
Collection History
Collection history unknown; purchased from local residents between 1922 and 1927 by amateur archaeologist Major Otto Holstein (1883-1934, U.S. Army, employed by the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Company and president of the Trujillo Archaeological Society); purchased by MAI from Major Holstein in 1927 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
15/7162
Barcode
157162.000
See related items
Chimú (archaeological culture)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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