12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, TYPE M-12
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Standing on tapering legs, with arms in relief held to the chest, the head with emphasized bisected brow ridge and long sunken ears; in olive green andesite.
Height 8 1/4 in. (20.5 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Cf. Mezcala, fig. 6a and b for the general type.
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