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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (301 - 325 out of 743)

Bead and Pendant Fragments

Bead and Pendant Fragments

3 total pieces: 1 nearly complete bead, and 2 pendant fragments. Note: “Diopside (a specimen...); Micaceous schist; stericite schist; soft (illegible).” Field number “13.” Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Department from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1953.

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 154 sherds, coarse brown ware. Mix of rims, bases and body sherds. Some rims are outflaring. Decoration consists of combing, red pigment, incising, punctating. With one almost complete vessel. Field number “1” “LV 3: 24-36” “LV 1: 72+”

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 154 sherds, coarse brown ware. Mix of rims, bases and body sherds. Some rims are outflaring. Decoration consists of combing, red pigment, incising, punctating. With one almost complete vessel. Field number “1” “LV 3: 24-36” “LV 1: 72+”

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 154 sherds, coarse brown ware. Mix of rims, bases and body sherds. Some rims are outflaring. Decoration consists of combing, red pigment, incising, punctating. With one almost complete vessel. Field number “1” “LV 3: 24-36” “LV 1: 72+”

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 154 sherds, coarse brown ware. Mix of rims, bases and body sherds. Some rims are outflaring. Decoration consists of combing, red pigment, incising, punctating. With one almost complete vessel. Field number “1” “LV 3: 24-36” “LV 1: 72+”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of sherds, coarse buff ware. Mix of body, rim, and base sherds. Several glued together. Some red pigment, incising, nodules. Field number “2”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of sherds, coarse buff ware. Mix of body, rim, and base sherds. Several glued together. Some red pigment, incising, nodules. Field number “2”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of sherds, coarse buff ware. Mix of body, rim, and base sherds. Several glued together. Some red pigment, incising, nodules. Field number “2”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of sherds, coarse buff ware. Mix of body, rim, and base sherds. Several glued together. Some red pigment, incising, nodules. Field number “2”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of sherds, coarse buff ware. Mix of body, rim, and base sherds. Several glued together. Some red pigment, incising, nodules. Field number “2”

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 39 sherds, coarse black ware. 16 rim sherds and 23 body & base sherds. With some incised lines and arcs decoration. Field number “3”

Decorated Sherds

Decorated Sherds

Lot of 39 sherds, coarse black ware. 16 rim sherds and 23 body & base sherds. With some incised lines and arcs decoration. Field number “3”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 11 sherds: rims and necks. Field number “4”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 112+ brown lacquer ware sherds. 40 rim, 72 body, and 1 bag of small sherds. Some with red slip, some ridged, some with incising. Field number “5”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 112+ brown lacquer ware sherds. 40 rim, 72 body, and 1 bag of small sherds. Some with red slip, some ridged, some with incising. Field number “5”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 62 fine paste buff orange sherds: 41 rim, and 21 body. Some incising present, crimping, punctating. Field number “6”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 62 fine paste buff orange sherds: 41 rim, and 21 body. Some incising present, crimping, punctating. Field number “6”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 65 fine paste gray and black sherds: 41 rim and 24 body (two glued together). Incising present. Field number “7”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 65 fine paste gray and black sherds: 41 rim and 24 body (two glued together). Incising present. Field number “7”

Partially Restored Vessel

Partially Restored Vessel

Nine sherds, seven of which have been glued together. Mainly rim sherds (6) with some body sherds (3). Field number “8”

Partially Restored Vessel

Partially Restored Vessel

Eight total sherds, four of which are glued together. Field number “9”

Spout Fragment

Spout Fragment

Spout fragment, coarse paste buff. Two fragments glued together. Filled in with soil samples. Field number “10”

Partially Restored Vessel

Partially Restored Vessel

Six total sherds, four of which have been glued together. Fine paste black ceramic. Field number “11”

Partially Restored Vessel

Partially Restored Vessel

Eight sherds glued together. Fine paste black. Rim has lip. Field number “12”

Partially Restored Vessel

Partially Restored Vessel

13 sherds, of which 12 are glued together. Almost complete vessel, except it is missing its rim. Undecorated. Coarse paste brown. Field number “13”


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