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An excellent and colossal size ceremonial hacha from Ecuador. Made from beautifully mottled greenish-yellow diorite stone. Highly polished. Choice condition. Measures over 17" in height by 10" wide. Santa Elena, Ecuador. 4400 - 1450 BC.

These extraordinary large stone axes were symbolic and interred as payment to mother earth.





The Museo Chileno of Precolumbian Art describes these as “Lithophones”.

These kinds of objects are only known through archeological studies in northwest South America and usually been described as”ceremonial axes”.

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