12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE PENDANT
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
In the form of a miniature skin bag, such household articles were receptacles for liquids, with rectangular pierced handles and protrusion at the bottom; in variegated serpentine.
Height 4 1/4 in. (10.5 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Carlo Gay and Frances Pratt, Mezcala: Ancient Stone Sculpture from Guerrero Mexico, Geneva, 1992, pl. 213.
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