Description

    Mezcala Axe God

    C. 800-400 BC
    Speckled Dense Green Stone
    8" Tall

    The tall bold idol is crafted from a massive celt form carved with a deep squared jaw, notched skull designating long ears, the brow deeply sculpted and a flattened area for the mouth. The torso narrows and shows two arms in low relief. Carved in a lightly speckled greenish stone, the idol has ancient losses to top and back of head, and is fractured at the waist with modern grinding to aid in mounting for display.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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