Posted 10 years ago
My husband recently inherited this figurine from his father. It's been in his family for several years, and the story is that about 50 years ago, another relative saw some men digging in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains near Zihuatanejo, Mexico. They dug up this figurine (and many others) and the relative bought it from them.
The figurine is about 9.5" tall and 5.5" wide at the shoulders. I think it's made of soapstone, but I'm not sure.
I don't really doubt that it is an authentic, pre-Columbian artifact. However, I need help identifying the following things:
*The name of the civilization that made this (such as Olmec, Mayan, etc.)
*Any meaning of the figurine (was it strictly decorative or did it maybe have some other purpose)
*Anything else you can tell me about it, because I am stumped!