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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

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Minor abrasions to legs, body, and head, with light encrustations within some recessed areas, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label on verso.

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Small Guerrero Mezcala Greenstone Figure

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 25, 2019
Louisville, CO, USA