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Mezcala Temple - IL.140
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 8" (20.3cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) depth    2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Alabaster
Condition: Very Fine


Location: United States
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Along the region of the Rio Mezcala in the central portion of the Mexican state of Guerrero, an ancient culture evolved which created highly expressive and powerful stone ritual objects such as this stunning Mezcala temple carved in an alabaster stone, with very nice patina. On the roof, it has a Stargazing Mezcala head, staring up at the sky. Most likely, a funerary offering. 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.Here we experience a figure whose haunting face stares at us through widely exaggerated eyes filled with a spirited intensity. Although the Ancient Mezcala still remains an enigmatic mystery, they nevertheless reach out and touch us, through these extraordinary works of sculptural art. - (IL.140)

 

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