12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE FEMALE FIGURE, TYPE M-14
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Standing on slightly curved legs with long openwork arms and hands placed at the abdomen, the face with sunken facial features and prominent brows, the reverse carefully modeled; in olive green andesite.
Height 7 3/8 in. (18 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Cf. Mezcala Stone Sculpture, p. 14.
Here the separation of the arms from the body is a rare occurence in Mezcala figurative sculpture and distinguishes the M-14 type.
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