12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, TYPE M-16 VARIANT
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Standing on truncated legs with crossed arms held at the abdomen, the M-16 category is distinguished by the wide facial plane with slit mouth and pecked eyes; in dark green speckled diorite.
Height 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Cf. Mezcala, pl. 60 for the general type.
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