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Guerrero Mezcala Stone Axe God, ex-Arnovick

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Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala culture, ca. 600 to 100 BCE. A hand-carved stone axe god figure, of characteristically abstract form, standing atop a pair of string-cut legs. Shallow string-cut grooves define the arms and waistline while additional grooves constitute the mouth, eyes, and neckline. Scholars believe figures like this were created after a utilitarian stone axe head became broken or otherwise unusable. Size: 2.1" W x 5.2" H (5.3 cm x 13.2 cm); 5.8" H (14.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-collection of the late Peter Arnovick, San Francisco, California, USA, acquired before 1995

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#180813
Condition Report: Some chipping to top of head, as well as some nicks and abrasions to surface, all commensurate with age. Otherwise, intact and excellent.

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**First Time At Auction**

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala culture, ca. 600 to 100 BCE. A hand-carved stone axe god figure, of characteristically abstract form, standing atop a pair of string-cut legs. Shallow string-cut grooves define the arms and waistline while additional grooves constitute the mouth, eyes, and neckline. Scholars believe figures like this were created after a utilitarian stone axe head became broken or otherwise unusable. Size: 2.1" W x 5.2" H (5.3 cm x 13.2 cm); 5.8" H (14.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-collection of the late Peter Arnovick, San Francisco, California, USA, acquired before 1995

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#180813
Condition Report: Some chipping to top of head, as well as some nicks and abrasions to surface, all commensurate with age. Otherwise, intact and excellent.

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