12 November 2004
AN OLMECOID HEAD, PLAYA DE LOS MUERTOS
Middle Preclassic, ca. 1150-550 B.C.
A fragment from a full length figure, the expressively modeled face of a youth with rounded cheeks and full lips drawn in a faint smile, the elongated eyes with pierced pupils under thin arched brows, bipartite stippled coiffure and adorned with earspools, covered overall with kaolin slip, faint traces of pigment.
Height 1 1/2 in. (3.5 cm.)
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