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Mask representing a human face, Olmec, Rio Pesquero, Mexico, 900-600 BC. Magmatic rock of monzonite type. H 18.8 x W 16.5 x D 7.4 cm© Galerie Mermoz

Provenance: former private collection of Yvon Collet, 1968

Literature: ‘Trésors du Nouveau Monde, exhibition catalogue from the Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, 15 September-27 December, 1992; M. Coe, R. Diehl, D. Freidel, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995; E. Benson, Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico, Beatriz de la Fuente, 30 June-20 October 1996, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996; K. Taube, Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks, Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks, n° 2, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C., 2004; ‘Maîtres des Amériques, hommage aux artistes précolombiens, Collection de Dora et Paul Jansen’, Fonds Mercator, 5 Continents Editions, 2005.

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Monkey-man, Xochipala, Guerrero, Mexico, 900-600 BC. Metamorphic rock of metagabbro hornblende type. H 64.3 x W 29 x D 17.3 cm© Galerie Mermoz

Provenance: private American collection, 1969

Literature: C. Gay, Mezcala stone sculpture, the human figure, The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967; C. Gay, Xochipala: the beginning of Olmec art, Pinceton University Press, 1972; C. Gay and F. Pratt, Mezcala, ancient stone sculpture from Guerrero, New York, 1992; ‘Mexique, terre des dieux, trésors de l’art précolombien', Musée Rath, Geneva, 8 October 1998-24 January 1999, Museum of art and history, Geneva, 1998; C. Gay and R. Gay, Chontal: ancient stone sculpture from Guerrero, Mexico, Geneva, 2001; B. Hamard, ‘Guerrero, l’art de la sculpture Mezcala et Chontal dans le Mexique précolombien’, Collection Daniel Lebard, 2015.

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Manopla, Guerrero, Mexico, 300-900 AD. Green grauwacke with darker through vein. H 29 x W 43.4 x D 6.8 cm© Galerie Mermoz

Provenance: private American collection, 1968; Alexandre Bernand collection

Literature: ‘Trésors du Nouveau Monde, a propos des jougs, des haches et des palmes’, exhibition catalogue, 15 September-27 December 1992, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, 1992, pp. 33-34; E.M. Shooke and E. Marquis, Secrets in stone: yokes, hachas and palmas from Southern Mesoamerica, American philosophical society independence square, Philadelphia, 1996; ‘Ulama, jeu de balle des Olmèques aux Aztèques’, exhibition catalogue, 26 June-12 October 1997, Musée Olympique, Lausanne, 1997; The port of life and death: the Mesoamerican ballgame, exhibition catalogue, 22 September 2001-6 January 2002, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Caroline, 2001; ‘Haches cérémonielles de la culture maya, objets rituels du sacré jeu de balle’, Cahiers n° 2, Galerie Mermoz, Paris, 2015.

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