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Marcel Ebnöther, ed., Eine Auswahl von präkolumbischen Sitzfiguren aus Peru, Ekuador und Mexiko : Aus der Sammlung Ebnöther, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Emmenbrücke, 1994, p. 7
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OLMEC SEATED FIGURINE
LAS BOCAS, EARLY PRECLASSIC, CA. 1150-550 B.C.
The legs loosely crossed with the right elbow resting on the left hand and cupping his chin, with well modeled nude body, the head turned slightly to the right with a pensive expression, the delicately rendered features with classic narrowed eyes under arched brows and fully treated lips; covered overall in creamy kaolin slip.
During the Early Preclassic phase of Olmec civilization, artists produced a wide variety of solid clay figurines. Generally modeled in buff clay and covered with a fine white or cream-colored slip, these small sculptures are often masterpieces of Pre-Columbian art.