100 BC-AD 300
Overall: 12 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm (4 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.187
Mezcala architectural models reportedly come from burials, but few have been scientifically excavated.
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.
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