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Mezcala Stone Standing Female Figure - PF.3297
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 500 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 5.6" (14.2cm) high
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, breast and body definitions are merely suggested by 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 Meso- America referred to as Mezcala. Female Mezcala figures are very rare which makes this piece extremely important. It has its own unique language of space and monumental form regardless of its size. The language and energy of this standing figure comes across with such force that it summons our undivided attention. - (PF.3297)


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