12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, TYPE M-16
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Standing in the typical pose for this category of Mezcala, with long arms straight to the sides of the body, undifferentiated legs and torso, the face treated as a single plane with open mouth and circular, drilled eyes and wearing a grooved headband and with remains of ochre pigment; in pale grey-green serpentine.
Height 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Paris, Figures de Pierre: L'Art du Guerrero dans le Mexique Précolombien. Musée de la Seita, October 2 - November 21, 1992, pl. 54.
Cf. Mezcala, pl. 59.
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