This museum-grade figure conforms to the shape, style and characteristics of Type M-16 of Carlo Gay's classification. Impeded with primitive tools, Mezcala artisans created highly stylized stone figures. As is clearly evident in this excellent anthropomorphic example.
Pre-Columbian lapidaries other than nephrite or jadeite are characterized by archaeologists as cultural jade. "Mezcala Stone Sculpture: The Human Figure, ". Museum of Primitive Art, 1967, pp. 15 & 29, figs 22 - 24. He has complied with UNESCO.
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The seller is "rodrogrs" and is located in Merrick, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.