12 November 2004
A LARGE MEZCALA STONE HEAD, TYPE M-16 VARIANT
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
A rare category, of roughly trapezoidal form with singular waisted, bulbous forehead, the smooth, slightly triangular facial plane marked by a minimal wide open mouth, grooved ears and small, deeply drilled circular eyes; in yellow-green serpentine, pierced at the top and the back of the head.
Height 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.)
Carlo Gray Collection
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Cf Mezcala , fig. 8a and b for the general type.
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