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Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero, Mezcala Large Stone Axe God Figure

Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero, Mezcala Large Stone Axe God Figure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1900: Item # 1457095

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Ancient pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican, Guerrero, Mezcala culture, late pre-classic period (c. 500 -100 BC) large anthropomorphic god-axe in the form of a standing idol carved from speckled brownish-gray stone.

The figure is characteristically abstract and minimalist, comprising of a large head, a dome-shaped brow, and a thin and open mouth.

Torso with slightly defined, tapering short legs- hence the name "axe god" since replicates the shape of a traditional chopping tool - an axe.

These figures of a simple and elegant stylized form were used as ceremonial objects - offerings to the gods.

Lucite display stand is not included.

Measurements:

Height: 13.8 cm (5.4 inch)

Width at the widest point: 8 cm (3.2 inches)

Weight: 617 grams (1.4 pounds)

Condition: Old loss in the right leg area, otherwise intact and in good condition.

Provenance: Private Canadian Collection from Toronto.