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Mezcala Stone Standing Figure - PF.2658
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 500 BC to 400 AD
Dimensions: 8" (20.3cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Stone


Location: UAE
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Description
The culture of Mezcala is one of the most enigmatic cultures in the New World, for very little is known about the people who populated the remote, Mountainous regions of the state of Guerroro, Mexico. Yet we find a sense of Universality about the stone sculpture created by these people, a Universality that tends to transcend our limited knowledge of their culture. For example, this stone figure, masterfully created from within the confines of a stone axe, is somehow familiar to us. It is wonderful to gaze upon and powerful to hold. It exudes a strength and aura of importance. There is relatedness about the sculpture that speaks directly to out 20th century tastes and sensibilities. Transformed from a block of stone with only a few saw-cuts, this abstract human form has within it a communicative power that in not only global, but eternal as well. - (PF.2658)

 

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