Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. A well-executed anthropomorphic figure, carved from a gorgeous mottled stone of pale green hues with dark green inclusions and liberal red cinnabar on the incised areas. The figure is characteristically abstract and minimalistic, closest to the M-16 variant, its face comprised of two planes converging at the center, a slit mouth, groove across the forehead, nearly straight back, and drilled eyes. Drilled through neck for suspension. Custom stand. Size: 4.875" H (12.4 cm); 5.375" H (13.7 cm) on stand.
Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick Collection, San Francisco, CA
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