A Mezcala Serpentine Miniature Figure Pendant, Pre-Classic Period, ca. 300 - 100 BCE
This exquisite little figure is masterfully carved from black serpentine and hand-polished to a soft gloss finish, its intricately drilled eyes, and string-cut detailing near the mouth, arms, and legs bring this miniature to life. The drilled suspension hole through the shoulders is threaded with a modern 18K gold chain that can be adjusted for a perfect fit.
Dimensions: Length: 1.5 cm (0.59 inches). Strung on an 18K gold box chain adjustable up to 18 inches.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A beautiful example of miniature art.
Provenance: From a Hollis, Queens, NY estate collection, then by descent.
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