Late Classic Period
Object Place: Guatemala or El Salvador, Pacific Coast or Southern Highlands
Overall: 27.31 cm (10 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Stone hacha carved to portray a profile male head. A strip of cloth through his earlobe and across the back of his head pertains to blood sacrifice rites.
Mid- to late 1950s or 1960s, acquired by José Luis and Ethelbert Molina, Miami [see note 1]; late 1980s, sold by the Molinas to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; after 1995, sold by Lands Beyond to Hy and Shirley Zaret, Westport, CT; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)
 According to information provided by Lands Beyond Gallery to the MFA, the Molina collection was formed between the mid-1950s and 1960s.
Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret