Fascinating Pre-Columbian Art at PAD 2019 Galerie Mermoz -

The Galerie Mermoz, one of the exhibitors you can’t miss at PAD Geneve 2019,  dedicates itself to pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and South American arts since 1970. From the beginning, it is internationally celebrated as one of the finest references in this field.

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“Kneeling Priest”. Huastec, Mexico. 1300-1500 A.D. Made of beige sandy limestone. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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“Cihuateotl – Standing Goddess”. Veracruz, Mexico. 900-1300 A.D. Made with brown hollow terracotta. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

Through time, this art gallery was successful  in bringing to the light the mysteries about the richness of civilizations such as the Olmec (900 – 600 B.C.), Mezcala (350 – 100 B.C.), Colima (100 B.C.– A.D. 250), Maya (450 – 750 A.D) as well as cultures from Peru (Nazca, Mochica, Chimu…) and Costa Rica.

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“Fighting Scene”. Chimu, Peru. 1100-1470 A.D. Made with hollowed out brown terracotta with black coating. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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“Seated Dignitary”. Maya, Jaina, Campeche, Mexique. 500-850 A.D. Made of hollow beige terracotta with marks of turquoise painting. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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“Standing Man-Jaguar”. Diquis, Costa Rica. 800-1500 A.D. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

Its owner, Santo Micali, is a pioneer and expert for 40 years, who loves to share his passion for Pre-Columbian Art by showcasing his exquisite collection composed of the finest quality and carefully curated pieces. He contributed to the rising of major American and European art collections, and also collaborates with famous museums and private collectors.

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“Standing Figure – Totem”. Chimu, Peru. 1100-1550 A.D. Made of wood. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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“Xipe Totec – God of Spring”. Aztec, Mexico. 1300-1521 A.D. Made of brown andesite. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

His knowledge and advice are always treasured. Some of the gallery’s extraordinary pieces are exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris), the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS – Antwerp) and the Miho Museum (Kyoto).

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“Standing Dignitary”. Teotihuacan, Mexico. 450-650 A.D. Made of green mottled serpentinite with inclays of pyrite. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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“Shaman”. Colima, Mexico. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Made of brown hollow terracotta with a brown-beige coating. Photo: ©Galerie Mermoz

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