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Axe charm (A-ya-tsu-wa-nai)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Quartz, turquoise, black stone, wood, cane, sinew, pigment
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (21 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Axe charm (A-ya-tsu-wa-nai), 19th century. Quartz, turquoise, black stone, wood, cane, sinew, pigment, 8 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (21 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3318. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 03.325.3318_03.325.3398_03.325.3407.jpg)
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This small axe charm has a grooved handle with a head made from quartz stone, carved and inlaid with turquoise.
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