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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (551 - 575 out of 743)

Figurine Head

Figurine Head

Single figurine head with high crest. Collected at Tres Zapotes, Tuxtla District, during the winters of 1938-39 and 1939-40 by the Smithsonian Institution-National Geographic Society expedition under M.W. Stirling.

Figurine Heads

Figurine Heads

Two figurine heads. Collected at Tres Zapotes, Tuxtla District, during the winters of 1938-39 and 1939-40 by the Smithsonian Institution-National Geographic Society expedition under M.W. Stirling.

Figurine Heads

Figurine Heads

Two figurine heads. Collected at Tres Zapotes, Tuxtla District, during the winters of 1938-39 and 1939-40 by the Smithsonian Institution-National Geographic Society expedition under M.W. Stirling.

Figurine Heads

Figurine Heads

Three figurine heads. Collected at Tres Zapotes, Tuxtla District, during the winters of 1938-39 and 1939-40 by the Smithsonian Institution-National Geographic Society expedition under M.W. Stirling.

Large Beads

Large Beads

58 strung beads. Part of Offering 3. Note: “This bead underwent analysis by the American Museum of Natural History in 10/83.” (Results unknown).

Grooved Beads

Grooved Beads

9 clover-shaped, jade beads with red pigment. 8 are 4-notched, while the last is 3-notched. Pigment is between notches. 1 bead broken and partially repaired. Not strung.

Human figurine

Human figurine

Excavated during the Archaeological Expedition in 1955. This figurine is one of 17 such greenstone and basalt objects from La Venta Offering 4.

Human figurine

Human figurine

This figurine is one of 17 such greenstone and basalt objects from La Venta Offering 4. There are traces of cinnabar, especially on the figurine’s face.

Human figurine

Human figurine

This figurine is one of 17 such greenstone and basalt objects from La Venta Offering 4. There are traces of cinnabar, especially in the figurine’s face. This figurine is part of a type collection on indefinite loan to the Smithsonian Institution from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico.

Small Beads

Small Beads

89 beads strung together. Series of circular beads, slightly flattened circular beads, and cylindrical beads. Total circumference of 42.0cm.

Earspools

Earspools

Flare rings for composite ear spools. They are cracked but have been repaired. Part of Offering 5 at La Venta.

Maskette of Jaguar God

Maskette of Jaguar God

Part of Offering 5. With snarling lips, hole through nose and pierced edges.

Earspool

Earspool

Flare rings for composite ear spools. Some cracking. Part of Offering 6 at La Venta.

Jaguar Fang Pendants

Jaguar Fang Pendants

Paired pendants for ear spool assemblies. Double-loop holes made near one end. Incised line across pendants. Part of Offering 6 at La Venta.

Maskette of Stylized Face

Maskette of Stylized Face

Small jade maskette with 6 piercings made: 1 at nose; 1 at mouth; 1 at each cheek, and two larger holes at forehead for necklace/string? Eyes are not perforated, but one has red pigment. Incised about mouth and nose. Part of Offering 6 at La Venta.

Jade Tube Beads

Jade Tube Beads

Two thin, perforated jade tube beads. Part of Offering 6 at La Venta.

Jade Tube Bead

Jade Tube Bead

Long perforated tube with incised spiral design. Part of Offering 6 at La Venta.

Jade Tube Beads

Jade Tube Beads

Pair of perforated tube beads. Part of Offering 7 at La Venta.

Jade Tube Bead

Jade Tube Bead

Short, perforated jade tube bead. Part of Offering 7 at La Venta.

Jade Clam-Shaped Pendant

Jade Clam-Shaped Pendant

Clam-shaped jade pendant with several holes drilled through. One at top, two on edge that exit on the side. Part of Offering 7 at La Venta.

Large Jade Tubular Object

Large Jade Tubular Object

Large jade tubular object, perhaps a hair pipe? Part of Offering 7 at La Venta.

Celt

Celt

Part of Offering 4. Field number “27-3.”

Celt

Celt

Part of Offering 11 at La Venta. Field number “27-5.”

Celt

Celt

Part of Offering 11 at La Venta.

Celt

Celt

Part of Offering 11 at La Venta. Field number “27-7.”


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