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Lot 0263
**Originally Listed At $75**

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala culture, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. A hand-carved and string-cut anthropomorphic figure in a deep mottled green stone, probably diorite. The figure has a tall head with delineated eyes and neck created using the string-cut technique; it also displays a small rough patch representative of a mouth. The body has rounded shoulders and gradually tapers to an acutely-angled base. The base also has a groove in the center which delineates one 'leg' from another. Custom stand included. Size: 4.25" H (10.8 cm); 4.75" H (12.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from 1985 to present from galleries such as Arte Primitivo, Art For Eternity, Butterfields, and Riverbend Gallery

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#128776

Condition

Minor chips and losses to top of head, legs, and shoulders. Expected pitting; nice mineral deposits throughout.

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Guerrero Mezcala Diorite Axe God

Estimate $100 - $150Apr 29
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