21 November 2006
MEZCALA STONE STANDING FIGURE
LATE PRECLASSIC, ca. 300 - 100 B.C.
with short legs slightly apart and long arms to the sides, probably a shaman, with distinctive circular, recessed eyes, wide open mouth and conical projection, probably representing a shamanic horn; in pale gray-green stone.
Height 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.)
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Cf. Mezcala, pls. 157-158, for such a pointed headdress
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