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Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero Mezcala Jade Axe God Idol

Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero Mezcala Jade Axe God Idol


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Prehistorical: Item # 1462666

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Authentic, Ancient (500-100 B.C.) Pre-Columbian Mezo-American Guerrero, Mezcala Jade, Axe God Idol Figure. Pre-Columbian, Meso-American Guerrero, Mexcala culture, Late Pre-classic Period (500-100 B.C.), Carved from a speckled green serpentine stone, common during the period. It is a large, anthropomorphic axe god in the form of a standing idol figure that it is abstract and minimalistic. The details have been incised on the stone to show its hair, eyes, mouth, arms to the sides, and short legs. The format of this figure was prevalent in ancient Mezo-America, and was termed "axe-god". They were used as ceremonial object offerings to the gods. Figure Measurements Height: 4.0 inches (10cm) Width: 1.66 inches (4.2cm) Thickness: 1.10 inches (2.8cm) Weight: 6.4 ounces