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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (276 - 300 out of 743)

Earthenware Olla

Earthenware Olla

From Trench 40 Offering. Red-slipped vessel with concave base. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

From Trench 40 Offering. Brown-slipped bowl with slightly concave base. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

Brown-slipped bowl with slightly concave base. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

Brown-slipped bowl with slightly concave base. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

Brown-slipped bowl with flat base. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Vase

Earthenware Vase

Red-slipped vase with outflaring rim. From Trench 30, Burial 12. Marked “30-B12” Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Brownware Bowl

Brownware Bowl

From Trench 30. Partially restored bowl. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

Polished brownware bowl. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Bowl

Earthenware Bowl

Red-slipped bowl, with incurved rim, flat base. From Trench 34. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Bowl

Bowl

Shallow brown slipped bowl Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Earthenware Olla

Earthenware Olla

Straight sided, flat based olla. With red wash. Partially restored. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 188 sherds decorated by painting and slipping. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 188 sherds decorated by painting and slipping. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 198 sherds decorated with painting, slipping. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 327 sherds decorated by slipping and painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 327 sherds decorated by slipping and painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 55 ceramic sherds: 29 rim and 26 body sherds. Sherds have been decorated with slipping, painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 55 ceramic sherds: 29 rim and 26 body sherds. Sherds have been decorated with slipping, painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 55 ceramic sherds: 29 rim and 26 body sherds. Sherds have been decorated with slipping, painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Decorated Ceramic Sherds

Lot of 55 ceramic sherds: 29 rim and 26 body sherds. Sherds have been decorated with slipping, painting. Part of collection collected at Cerro de las Mesas, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1941 by the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition under direction of Dr. M.W. Stirling and transferred to the National Museum by the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Basalt Votive Ax

Basalt Votive Ax

Votive ax carved into basalt. “This ax is a stylized depiction of the Olmec dragon, known as God I.” (Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World: pg. 141). Ax has characteristic Olmec features including cleft head, downturned mouth, and flame eyebrows. This item is currently on display in the Smithsonian Expeditions exhibit at the Miami Museum of Science.

Spheroidal jade beads

Spheroidal jade beads

44 total beads, 8 unattached. Excavated in front of Altar 4 at La Venta, during one of the eight Archaeological Expeditions. Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1953.

Tubular Jade Beads

Tubular Jade Beads

15 total beads, 1 unattached. Excavated in front of Altar 4 at La Venta, during one of the eight Archaeological Expeditions. Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1953.

Jade beads

Jade beads

These very pale green jade beads were excavated in front of Altar 4 at La Venta, during one of the eight Archaeological Expeditions. 31 total beads, all strung together. Field number “11.” Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1953.

Jade Bead Fragments

Jade Bead Fragments

1 nearly complete bead and other bead fragments. Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1953.


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