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Axe God Pendant


Guanacaste-Nicoya, Period IV
1-500 CE
17.46 x 2.68 x 1.27 cm (6 7/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/2 in.)
jadeite
PC.B.218

On view


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Bibliography
Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 33, cat. 165.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1947 Indigenous Art of the Americas: Collection of Robert Woods Bliss. National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., p. 10, cat. 9.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1957 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, New York. p. 261, cat. 151, pl. XCIII.




Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to May 1948, November 1952 to July 1962.


Acquisition History
Formerly in the collection of Felix Wiss, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Purchased from Earl Stendahl, Los Angeles (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, December 18,1943

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1943-1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.


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