|Possibly Tabasco Region, Mexico|
Carved gray andesite stone deity, probably depicting Huehueteotl, the old fire god, seated with legs crossed, and leaning forward with hands resting on his knees.
Well carved, expressive facial features, heavily wrinkled face, open mouth. Belt around his waist, tied in the back, rectangular loin cloth. Exposed spine and relief carved shoulder blades.
Restoration to the right side of the lower left lip. Loss to right ear, tip of nose and an ancient groove on the left top of head, otherwise intact.
A well carved and powerful piece of ancient sculpture. Old custom short pedestal base.
|Location of Origin: Latin America|
|Medium/Materials: Gray andesite stone|
|Dimensions: Height: 11.25 inches, 28.575 centimeters|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Pre-Columbian Antiquities|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Latin American|
|Provenance: Sotheby’s, NYC, Sale 8552, May 2009, lot 122Ex. private NY collection, acquired 1970’s.|
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