Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero Mezcala Green Stone Axe God Figure
Ancient Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican, Guerrero, Mezcala culture, Late Preclassic period circa. 500 -100 B.C. A finely crafted large anthropomorphic axe god in the form of standing idol figure carved from a speckled green serpentine stone. The figure is characteristically abstract and minimalistic, comprised large head with concave band below a dome-shaped brow, and a thin and open mouth. The arms held at sides of the torso and tapered short legs- hence the name "axe god” are all delineated through use of the string-cut technique.
These types of figures have been used as ceremonial object offerings to the gods.
Lucite display stand for photography purposes only and is not included with the figure.
Height: 11.7 cm (4.61 inch)
Width at the widest point: 6 cm (2.36 inch)
WEIGHT: 371 grams (13.09 oz)
Minor ancient nick to the very top of the head, otherwise intact and in very good condition.
Provenance: Private Toronto, Canada collection.