Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 500 to 100 BCE. A fine standing axe god figurine carved from pale sage-green stone with dark inclusions. The figure stands atop delineated string-cut legs and has a rectangular torso with a horizontal groove along the waist, angular shoulders, and a slender neck line. The square head boasts an abstract visage of projecting cheek nodules, a triangular nose, a string-cut mouth, thick eye brows above recessed ocular grooves, and a central, biconically-drilled suspension hole in the forehead. Lucite display stand for photography purposes only. Size: 1.25" W x 3" H (3.2 cm x 7.6 cm).
Provenance: ex-collection of the late Peter Arnovick, San Francisco, California, USA
All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.