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Mezcala Stone Standing Figure - PF.3235
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 500 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 5.5" (14.0cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Stone


Location: UAE
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This standing figure is so abstract that it should be judged by its vitality as well as its beauty. Eyes, mouth, nose and body definitions are merely suggested by wide or narrow groves. This sculpture has an inherent energy independent of what it represents. The way the artist conveyed this energy was by suggesting rather than imitating reality. This way of conveying energy became unique to this area of ancient Mesoamerica referred to as Mezcala. It has its own unique language of space and monumental form. The language and energy of this standing figure comes across with such force that it summons our undivided attention. - (PF.3235)

 

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