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Mezcala Stone Standing Figure - PF.5809
Origin: Guererro, Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 5.25" (13.3cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Stone

$4,500.00
Location: United States
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This sculpture exudes a force of the ages. It has witnessed the passage of seasons and the passage of civilizations. Today it stands as the reminder of a forgotten era. However, superstition still pervades our modern society and our understanding of the universe and science still cannot provide the answers we long for. God is still the great unknown, be it scientific or religious. God will always exist at the limits of our understanding. Like a miniature idol from Easter Island, this stone figure stands with open legs, arms held to the sides, and protruding jaw and forehead. The actual contours of the statue echo the form of a phallus. Most likely, this statue would have been worn around the neck as a pendant, perhaps in order to invoke the divine favor of the fertility gods. The power present in this statue is as real today as it was in ancient times. The vital components of life never change. This image of fertility and the divine is as relevant to our reality as it was to those who carved it. - (PF.5809)

 

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