Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324979 (stock #110047)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, ca. 800 BCE. A dark green stone anthropomorphic idol with stylized visage and nose extending from top of head to mouth with hands held tightly to sides. The figure was pecked from a much larger stone, with evidence of this pecking obvious where his arms meet the torso and along top of the head. The major features were then string cut to create finer features such as the nose and mouth. Finally, the entire figure was painstakingly polished by hand. Custom stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324512 (stock #108162)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. Rare brown-stone percussion instrument called a raspador. It is played by rubbing a piece of wood across the surface and makes a nice frog-like croaking sound. 9-3/8" (24 cm) L.

Cf. Mezcala Ancient Stone Sculpture From Guerrero Mexico, by Carlo Gay and Francis Pratt, page 183, plate 211...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324485 (stock #108101)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 300 to 100 BCE. Mezcala carved stone figure showing appealing stylization of the figure's human physiognomy, carved from a beautiful green speckled stone, possibly epidote, with perforations through ears for suspension. The ancient artisans of this region were particularly adept at reducing the human body to simple, eloquent forms via a string cut technique. The result ironically appeals to a modernist taste for minimalism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1324351 (stock #102397)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Veracruz, Ca 500 to 700 CE. Human head-shaped hacha with deep set facial features carved from volcanic stone. The visage likely represents Tlaloc, with his goggled eyes. Measures 5-1/2" (14 cm) L x 2-1/2" (6.25 cm) W x 4"(10 cm) D.

Condition: Choice

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970.

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