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

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

SKU: P97

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. 

 

    $800.00Price