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Lot 148:

Mezcala Stone Seated Stargazer

Circa 300 BC to 300 AD. An angular squat abstract human form conveying massive proportions with simple angular cuts. His upturned head with deeply cut neck and forehead. Size 2 1/2" H x 1 1/2" W

According to Mezcala by Carlo Gay and Frances Pratt, the ration of seated figures to standing ones is 20 to 1 but I believe it is more like 50 to 1; Gay, Carlos, MEZCALA: Ancient Stone Sculpture from Guerrero, Mexico; Balsas Publications, Geneva, 1992.

ex-New York, New York collection, ex-Southampton NY collector Michael R., acquired by descent though family.

Condition: Intact with minor surface wear commensurate with age.