Architectural Model

100 BCE–300 CE
Overall: 7.3 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm (2 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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The Mezcala style is only identified in stone sculpture.


The Mezcala style takes its name from a river in its homeland, the Guerrero region of western Mexico. The style is known for small-scale stone sculptures including architectural “models” characterized by sleek abstraction. Because comparisons to actual architecture in the Mezcala region are scarce, it is not known whether the models refer to temples, houses, or underground funerary structures.
Architectural Model

Architectural Model

100 BCE–300 CE

Mesoamerica, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala

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