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Mezcala Carved Stone Figure - PF.2347
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 7.125" (18.1cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Stone


Location: United States
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The ancient art of the people of Mezcala, a region in the central portion of the Mexican state of Guerrero, springs primarily from a profound mythical involvement with the magic meaning of stone axes. These Celts, axes used for hafting, were exquisitely carved into highly stylized human figures such as this spirited male. The talented Mezcala artists who created these dynamic ritual Celts developed a powerful expressive style of abstraction remarkably close to that of modern artists. In stone carvings such as this, a few deftly chiseled lines and shapes produce an abstracted human figure that clearly expresses all the powerful and essential elements of its being. Although the Ancient Mezcala people themselves remain a mystery, they reach out and share with us, through their extraordinary works of art, the timeless and Universal beauty of life's expression. - (PF.2347)

 

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