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MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, TYPE M14
Of broad and flattened form with distinctive openwork arms, hands placed flatly on the waist, the wide facial plane with deeply recessed mouth, demarcated brow ridge and ear flanges.
There are comparatively few recorded M14 figures, accounting for only 5 percent of the total number of representations of human figures. The M14 type have the diagnostic trait of a significant space between the arms and the bodies. According to Carlo Gay, they possess “a dramatic conceptual and technical advancement in the ongoing attempt to achieve a viable human figure in stone" (Gay and Pratt 1992: p. 67).
See Gay and Pratt, 1992 : pl. 54.