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Standing Figurine

Black and white photograph depicting a structure protruding from water
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • Black and white photograph depicting a structure protruding from water

Date:

800–400 BCE

Artist:

Olmec
Veracruz, Mexico

About this artwork

In the Gulf Coast lowlands of Veracruz and Tabasco between 900 and 400 B.C., Olmec rulers built cities with ceremonial earthen pyramids, platforms, and plazas. Monumental sculptures depict rulers and mythological themes, while small-scale figurines and related works commemorate important events. This figurine was found near the Coatzacoalcos River during the 1960s. It is carved in the style of figurines from a ritual offering at the major capital La Venta.

Status

On View, Gallery 136

Department

Arts of the Americas

Culture

Olmec

Title

Standing Figurine

Place

Mexico (Object made in)

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800 BCE–400 BCE

Medium

Green hornfels and cinnabar

Dimensions

H.: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund

Reference Number

1971.314

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