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Axe God Pendant


Guanacaste-Nicoya, Period IV
1-500 CE
14.29 cm x 1.59 cm x 1.27 cm (5 5/8 in. x 5/8 in. x 1/2 in.)
jadeite
PC.B.219

Not 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. 34, cat. 166.

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. 164, pl. XCIII.





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


Acquisition History
Formerly in the collection of Carlos Balser, San Jose, Costa Rica

Purchased from Earl Stendahl, Los Angeles (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1949

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1949-1962

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