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The Axe of Holguin

The Axe of Holguin is the official symbol of the county of Holguin for resolution 44, in May 28 of 1981 of the Executive Board of the Provincial Assembly of the Popular Power.

The Axe of Holguin is ceremonial exponent of the agro-potter groups that inhabited the island of Cuba to the arrival of the Spaniards in the XV century.

Hacha de Holguin

Discovered in 1860 for an official of the Spain Armay, and built by agro-potter groups of the XV century, the Axe of Holguin makes that for its artistic value it be an exceptional work inside the aboriginal Cuban culture.

Manufactured with peridotita stone of green olive color, the Axe of Holguin has form a distinctive stamp that made it significant inside those of its type.

The Axe of Holguin represents an anthropomorphous masculine figure with a diadem in the superior part and the arms placed on the chest. The piece measures 350 mm long, 76 mm wide and 48 mm of bigger bulk.

The Axe of Holguin has been given to the high personalities that have visited Holguin, workplaces or educational intitutions, vanguards wokers and outstanding figures of the culture and the sciences that have made meritorious contributions to the county of Holguin and Cuba.