Ancient Pre-Columbian Guerrero Mezcala Large Stone Axe God Figure
Ancient Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican, Guerrero, Mezcala culture, Late Preclassic period circa. 500 -100 B.C. Large anthropomorphic axe god in the form of standing idol figure carved from a speckled brownish gray 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 torso with slightly defined 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: 13.8 cm (5.43 inch)
Width at the widest point: 8 cm (3.15 inch)
WEIGHT: 617 grams (1.36 pounds)
Old loss to area of right leg, otherwise intact and in very good condition.
Provenance: Private Toronto, Canada collection.