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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (576 - 600 out of 743)

Jadeite Bead

Jadeite Bead

Broken jadeite bead. Broken for study. With red pigment, and a divot on either side. Field number “11” Part of collection of archaeological material principally of jadeite, metadiorite, etc., from sites in Mexico and Guatemala. Collected and studied by Dr. William F. Foshag, former Head Curator, Department of Geology, at U.S. National Museum.

Partial Bowl Rim

Partial Bowl Rim

Partially reconstructed bowl rim. Orangeware. With fingernail impressions. Part of Offering #5 at La Venta. Field numbers “22-A,” “22-B.” “Cat. #22-9 Off. #5”

Partial Bowl

Partial Bowl

Partially reconstructed bowl. Orangeware. With fingernail impressions. Part of Offering #5 at La Venta. Field numbers “22-A,” “22-B.” “Cat. #22-9 Off. #5”

Partially Restored Bowl

Partially Restored Bowl

Restored white-slipped coarse brownware bowl. With incising decoration inside rim. Base sherds glued onto circular cardboard piece. Part of Offering #15. “CAT. 39 OFF. #15”

Partially Restored Bowl

Partially Restored Bowl

Partially restored white-slipped coarse brown ware bowl. With incising decoration inside rim. Base sherds glued onto circular cardboard piece. Part of Offering #15. “CAT. 39 OFF. #15”

Flat-Based Bowl

Flat-Based Bowl

La Venta coarse brown ware. Partially restored bowl. Many sherds glued together, some onto a cardboard piece. Part of Offering #18 at La Venta. “CAT. #49 Offering #18”

Flat-Based Bowl

Flat-Based Bowl

La Venta coarse brown ware. Partially restored bowl. Many sherds glued together, some onto a cardboard piece. Part of Offering #18 at La Venta. “CAT. #49 Offering #18”

Restored Bowl Section

Restored Bowl Section

White-rimmed coarse blackware restored bowl section. Part of Offering #19 at La Venta. “CAT #50 OFF 19”

Sherds and Bowl Section

Sherds and Bowl Section

Crude reddish-buff sherds and bowl section. Some combing present. Ten total sherds, several of which are glued together. “1-B,” “1-C,” “1-A.”

Sherds and Bowl Section

Sherds and Bowl Section

Crude reddish-buff sherds and bowl section. Some combing present. Ten total sherds, several of which are glued together. “1-B,” “1-C,” “1-A.”

Sherds

Sherds

Coarse brownware sherds, many of which have been glued together. Some have been glued onto circular cardboard piece. Part of Offering #22. “CAT #3 Off #22”

Sherds

Sherds

Coarse brownware sherds, many of which have been glued together. Some have been glued onto circular cardboard piece. Part of Offering #22. “CAT #3 Off #22”

Sherds

Sherds

Coarse brownware sherds, many of which have been glued together. Some have been glued onto circular cardboard piece. Part of Offering #22. “CAT #3 Off #22”

Restored Bowl

Restored Bowl

Fine paste grayware. Information on tags: “Fragments of a vessel recovered in a cave full of sand within a platform of colored mud, on the east side of the ceremonial courtyard. Offering #20. 1 April 1955.” “Fragments of a vessel found in a cave full of sand that is found inside a platform of red mud. Cat #40. 1 April 1955.”

Bowl Sherds

Bowl Sherds

Fourteen sherds, some glued together. Bowl with pedestal base? “61-A”

Bowl Sherds

Bowl Sherds

Fourteen sherds, some glued together. Bowl with pedestal base? “61-A”

Bowl Section

Bowl Section

One section of bowl. “61-B” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Bowl Section

Bowl Section

One bowl section, including base. “60-P” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Bowl Section

Bowl Section

Six coarse brownware sherds, some glued together. Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Small Bowl

Small Bowl

Small, complete bowl. “60-P” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Strap Handle

Strap Handle

Ceramic strap handle fragment. “60-A” Collection of archaeological material, composed of stone and pottery objects and soil samples from excavations at La Venta, Tabasco. Carried out by Robert F. Heizer, Philip Drucker and Robert Squier of National Geographic Society - Smithsonian Institution - University of California expedition of 1955. Received by transfer from the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1959.

Miscellaneous Sherds

Miscellaneous Sherds

Lot of 17 sherds: 15 rim, 2 body. Rim sherds are predominantly outflaring. “60-B,” “60-C,” “60-D,” “60-E,” “60-F,” “60-G,” “60-H,” “60-I,” “60-J,” “60-K,” “60-L,” “60-M,” “60-N,” “60-O.”

Miscellaneous Sherds

Miscellaneous Sherds

Lot of 17 sherds: 15 rim, 2 body. Rim sherds are predominantly outflaring. “60-B,” “60-C,” “60-D,” “60-E,” “60-F,” “60-G,” “60-H,” “60-I,” “60-J,” “60-K,” “60-L,” “60-M,” “60-N,” “60-O.”

Miscellaneous Sherds

Miscellaneous Sherds

Lot of 17 sherds: 15 rim, 2 body. Rim sherds are predominantly outflaring. “60-B,” “60-C,” “60-D,” “60-E,” “60-F,” “60-G,” “60-H,” “60-I,” “60-J,” “60-K,” “60-L,” “60-M,” “60-N,” “60-O.”

Celts

Celts

Lot of seven celts, all different stone material. Some chipped, one notched. “4-A 11,” “4-A-12,” “4-A 1,” “4-A-3,” “4-A 31,” “4-A 18,” “4-A 2.”


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