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Lot 0079A
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero Region, Mexico, Mezcala-Chontal, ca. 500 to 200 BCE. Comprised of grey hardstone, likely andesite, an abstract anthropomorphic figure from the vecinity of Monte Alban, standing with hands held across abdominal region and bifurcated legs. The Mezcala sculptors brilliantly used string-saw technology to differentiate facial features and limbs. Size: 2.7" W x 7.75" H (6.9 cm x 19.7 cm)

The ancient artisans of this region were particularly adept at reducing the human body to simple, eloquent forms via this string cut technique. The result ironically appeals to a modernist taste for minimalism. Mezcala sculptural works are equally appealing for the inherent beauty of the stone selected by the ancients. This example is no exception!

Provenance: Ex-John Smith Collection, Roswell, GA

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Condition

Small losses to feet and top of head. Minor abrasions/nicks to face.

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$800.00

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Mezcala Stone Anthropomorphic Figure - Very Tall

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