Architectural Model

Architectural Model

100 BC - 300

Serpentine

Overall: 7.3 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm (2 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.186

Fun Fact

The Mezcala style is only identified in stone sculpture.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Serpentine

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