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Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala / Chontal, ca. 800 to 400 BCE. A standing anthropomorphic figure, hand-carved from a mottled pale-green stone with dark inclusions. The figure has a gently-tapering rectangular form, with its waist, legs, head, and facial features all delineated using the meticulous string-cutting technique. The tall, multi-lobed headdress indicates that this figure is likely representative of a lord or governor of a specified territory, with his simple yet powerful facial features carrying a certain sense of authority. Size: 3.125" H (7.9 cm).

Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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Age-commensurate surface wear, small areas of roughness on verso and along peripheries, minor chips to feet and head, and some fading to facial features, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and nice mineral deposits throughout.

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Chontal Greenstone Standing Lord Figure

Estimate $250 - $350Mar 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA