Mezcala Green Stone Head Amulet, Western Mexico, dating 300 BC to 300 AD.
The amulet shaped both as a stylized head and as an axe. In the Mexican state of Guerrero, an ancient culture evolved which created highly expressive and powerful stone ritual objects. Possibly springing from the same roots as the famous Olmec culture, the people of Mezcala used axes with both magical and spiritual symbolism, often shaped as heads or figures.
This large amulet with a central hole for wearing it, is large and looks like a small celt, very beautyfully polished.
Size: 82 mm. wide.
Condition: Choice, a few minor rim chips, othervise superb!
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