Two Pre-Columbian Guerrero Greenstone Figures, Chontal Type, Late Preclassic, Ca.300-100 BC w/early provincial Teotihuacan influence.

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 274036046778 Two Pre-Columbian Guerrero Greenstone Figures, Chontal Type, Late Preclassic, ca. 300 -100 B.C. with Early Provincial Teotihuacan Influence. These two greenstone (serpentine?) standing figures date to the Late Preclassic Period of the Guerrero sculptural tradition in Mexico, ca. 300-100 B.C. exhibiting classic Chontal stylistic features with possible Teotihuacan influence, have string-cut details: wide elongated incised eyes and triangular facial incising about the nose and mouth. The smaller of the two wears a two part headdress reminiscent of a Teotihuacan style headdress, and the larger wears a simple Chontal type headdress above a mask-like face, a long tunic, and incising at the ankles, the smaller figure with its toes delineated. Both figures have excellent patinas of great age. Ancient inclusions are also visible in various locations on the surface. Included is a Lucite mount and case which was custom made for this duo. FSA:EA Provenance: These stone figures are from a distinguished private Santa Monica, California collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This collection was formed by the current owner’s mother during the 1950s & early ‘60s in Mexico City, and has been in the U.S. since prior to 1970. This object may be viewed by appointment in the Los Angeles or South Orange County area. Our low overhead allows us to offer quality objects at well below market prices. We collect and offer exclusively interesting ancient and tribal objects with the highest art aesthetic available in this and every price range. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. Height of Largest: Approx. 4.5 in. (11.4 cm.); Height of Smaller: Approx. 3.9 in. (9.9 cm.). Thickness of both: Approx. 1/4 in. (0.6 cm.) Condition: The larger of the two has one tiny chip on the top proper left side of the headdress. The cleft at the top center of the headdress appear to be intentional by the maker. The backside of the larger figure has a small groove and a short rift in the stone but no fractures. The larger is in otherwise excellent condition. The smaller figure has been rejoined at the neck, and at the upper part of the legs. There is a chip out of the proper left side of the headdress. This figure is in otherwise very good condition. About Anthropos Fine Art Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Please call 1-800-243-2138 (949-376-5754) for appointments and/or further information. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest. We also feature selected Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities from our collection. We are members of ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association), based in Santa Fe, NM, and L.A. Tribal (Los Angeles, CA) and are committed to scholarship and the highest ethical standards. We are always seeking quality works of art. Condition: The larger of the two has one tiny chip on the top proper left side of the headdress. The cleft at the top center of the headdress appear to be intentional by the maker. The backside of the larger figure has a small groove and a short rift in the stone but no fractures. The larger is in otherwise excellent condition. The smaller figure has been rejoined at the neck, and at the upper part of the legs. There is a chip out of the proper left side of the headdress. This figure is in otherwise very good condition., Material: Stone, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Ancient Guerrero Chontal Figures: Late Preclassic, Circa 300-100 B.C., Teotihuacan stylistic influence.: Probably serpentine stone.

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