Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Teotihuacan, ca. 800 CE. An elegant, skillfully carved and string cut, anthropomorphic green stone figure with incised arms at sides, differentiated legs and feet, an oversized head presenting slit eyes, a triangular nose, and slit mouth - this tranquil visage is topped by a lobed coiffure or headband with incised vertical and horizontal striations. A wonderful minimalist interpretation of the human form from the ancients of Teotihuacan. Size: 4.625" H (11.7 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Florida, USA collection
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Small chip to left upper corner of coiffure/headband. Normal surface wear with scuffs and minute nicks commensurate with age. Scattered deposits. Slight stain from former collection label on verso of head. Old collection label on verso of right foot.