12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE SEATED FIGURE, TYPE M-22
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
The highly stylized crouching figure with weight resting on his upturned feet, with long curving arms and hands clenching the angular, jutting jaw, with triangular nose, grooved ears and pierced eyes; in dark green and streaked serpentine.
Height 3 3/4 in. (10 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Carlo Gay and Frances Pratt, Mezcala: Ancient Stone Sculpture from Guerrero, Mexico, Geneva, 1992, pl. 279.
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