12 November 2004
A MEZCALA STONE SEATED FIGURE, TYPE M-12
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Of robust proportions with large feet placed solidly on the ground, and a sharp cut separating the raised legs, hands placed at the chest, slightly upraised with the wide jaw resting on the neck and features indicated by grooves; in pale green andesite stone.
Height 5 in. (12.5 cm.)
Carlo Gay Collection
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Carlo Gay and Francis Pratt, Mezcala: Ancient Stone Sculpture from Guerrero Mexico, Geneva, 1992, pl. 101.
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