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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 500 to 200 BCE. A finely-carved stone axe god figure with a stocky body, a pair of thick arms which wrap around the abdomen, and string-cut grooves delineating the legs and shoulders. The bulbous head boasts a lightly-crested nose, a pair of recessed eye grooves, and a rounded chin, all beneath a delineated forehead. Faint traces of original red pigment are visible around the arms and around the mouth. Size: 2.9" W x 6.6" H (7.4 cm x 16.8 cm); 8.625" H (21.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-private Pearson collection, Denver, Colorado, USA; ex-Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York, USA

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Small chips and abrasions to head, body, and legs, with fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label on verso.

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Guerrero Mezcala Stone Axe God Figure

Estimate $300 - $500Apr 25, 2019