12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE HEAD, TYPE M-24
Late Presclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
The trapezoidal pendant with minimal features distinguished by deep furrows running down the cheeks and across the forehead, with sunken circular eyes and pierced at the top of the head; in dark green streaked serpentine.
Height 3 1/2 in. (10 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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