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Large Mixtec Greenstone Penate w/ Copper Earrings

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Oaxacan region, Mixtec, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A hand-carved and string-cut greenstone penate (pendant) of an anthropomorphic form, presenting stylized string-cut features such as coffee-bean shaped eyes, a triangular nose, angular limbs, incised fingers and toes upon the inherently attractive stone of sage green hues with white and russet inclusions. Further adorning the piece are a pair of copper earrings fitted through perforations. Custom stand. Size: 1-3/8"H not counting bale. Size: 4.625" L x 1.5" W (11.7 cm x 3.8 cm); 6.25" H (15.9 cm) on stand

Condition: Section across one eye and forehead and small piece near other eye reattached.

Provenance: private California, USA collection acquired over fifteen years ago

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