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Large Guerrero Mezcala Stone Axe God Figure

Lot 0261
**First Time At Auction**

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 500 to 200 BCE. A hand-carved stone axe god of a substantial size with a stocky body displaying a pair of arms folded across. The figure has a smooth, string-cut groove delineating each leg and each shoulder, and the head boasts recessed eyes and lips as well as faded tab-shaped ears. Size: 3.6" W x 6.25" H (9.1 cm x 15.9 cm); 8.7" H (22.1 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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Old loss to area of legs. Minor nicks and abrasions to head, body, peripheries, and verso, with softening to some string-cut details. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Large Guerrero Mezcala Stone Axe God Figure

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 29
Artemis Gallerybadge TOP RATED
Louisville, CO, USA