An elegant two sided petaloid ax depicting dual face images almost identical with the exception of symbols appearing on the forehead of each face. The one shown has a series of diminishing concentric triangles, while the head on the back has a elongated oval with a central bar, the later a female icon. This may be a male/female contrast indicative of Dualism, a familiar Taino design concept. There is a wide band of circles and ovate enclosed bars on the front and back. The ax has a thick ovate center, and is quite long, measuring 13.5”. Made from a dense, jasper-like stone. Dominican Republic.