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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (651 - 675 out of 743)

Powdered Serpentine

Powdered Serpentine

Sample of powdered serpentine in brown jar. 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.

Black on Brown Sherd

Black on Brown Sherd

Field number “76” 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.

Sherds

Sherds

Two sherds, one a strap handle sherd, the other a body sherd. Body sherd decorated with three horizontal lines painted on. Fine line black on buff. Field numbers “29” and “87”

Sherds

Sherds

Three body sherds, one with black band decoration, and some red pigment. Field numbers “30,” “78,” “79”

Sherds

Sherds

Two white-slipped body sherds. Field numbers “86” and “89” 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 Sherds

Strap Handle Sherds

Two strap handle sherds. Some burning evident? Field numbers “85” and “90” 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.

Sherds

Sherds

Two gray-buff ware sherds. One body and other rim sherd. Some orange and black pigment, red slip? Field numbers “3” and “38”

Effigy Foot

Effigy Foot

Hollow clay foot from figurine. “S.H.”

Obsidian Flake

Obsidian Flake

Single obsidian flake. Field numbers “69” and”52” 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.

Spindle Whorl

Spindle Whorl

Clay spindle whorl. Field number “52” 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.

Sherds

Sherds

Four sherds with matte finish. Some are decorated with black bands, red slip. Field numbers “68,” “52,” “17,” “43”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Nine sherds with orange, brown and red pigments, most on both sides of the sherd. Two body and seven rim sherds. Field numbers “2,” “13,” “26,” “5,” “28,” “11,” “6,” “23,” and “7”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Nine sherds with orange, brown and red pigments, most on both sides of the sherd. Two body and seven rim sherds. Field numbers “2,” “13,” “26,” “5,” “28,” “11,” “6,” “23,” and “7”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Lot of 42 polychrome sherds: 12 rim and 30 body sherds. From Torres Site at La Venta. A few glued together. Decoration includes red slipping, orange and brown pigments. Field numbers “32,” “33,” “62,” “63,” “66,” “2,” “36,” “60,” “58,” “57,” “75,” “9,” “25,” “18,” “71,” “44,” “46,” “65,” “48,” “56,” “50,” “55,” “61,” “37,” “40,” “72,” “59,” “64,” “67,” “49,” “35,” “42,” “45,” “27,” “53,” “70,” “73,” “34,” “54,” “47,” and “24.”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Lot of 42 polychrome sherds: 12 rim and 30 body sherds. From Torres Site at La Venta. A few glued together. Decoration includes red slipping, orange and brown pigments. Field numbers “32,” “33,” “62,” “63,” “66,” “2,” “36,” “60,” “58,” “57,” “75,” “9,” “25,” “18,” “71,” “44,” “46,” “65,” “48,” “56,” “50,” “55,” “61,” “37,” “40,” “72,” “59,” “64,” “67,” “49,” “35,” “42,” “45,” “27,” “53,” “70,” “73,” “34,” “54,” “47,” and “24.”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Five polychrome sherds: 4 rim and 1 body. Decorated with orange, red, black and brown pigments. Decorated on both sides of sherds. From the Torres Site at La Venta. Field numbers “15,” “39,” “4,” “21,” “19”

Polychrome Sherds

Polychrome Sherds

Five polychrome sherds: 4 rim and 1 body. Decorated with orange, red, black and brown pigments. Decorated on both sides of sherds. From the Torres Site at La Venta. Field numbers “15,” “39,” “4,” “21,” “19”

Strap Handle Fragments

Strap Handle Fragments

Four strap handles and bichrome sherds. Decorated with red pigment. From the Torres Site at La Venta. Field numbers “94,” “82,” “93,” “88”

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of nine sherds, 5 rim and 4 body sherds. Some with red slip, some with pigments. Not all decorated. From the Torres Site at La Venta. Field numbers “84,” “77,” “95,” “80,” “41,” “14,” “20,” “51” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of nine sherds, 5 rim and 4 body sherds. Some with red slip, some with pigments. Not all decorated. From the Torres Site at La Venta. Field numbers “84,” “77,” “95,” “80,” “41,” “14,” “20,” “51” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Nine sherds (two glued together): 1 conical foot; 1 body sherd with brown bands; 1 body sherd with interior pigments; 3 rim sherds; 1 body sherd with incised arcs; 1 cloverleaf-shaped clay bead with black pigment. From Cerro del Encanto, La Venta, Tabasco. Field numbers “32-N,” “32,” “32-R,” “32-T,” “32-P,” “32-M” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Nine sherds (two glued together): 1 conical foot; 1 body sherd with brown bands; 1 body sherd with interior pigments; 3 rim sherds; 1 body sherd with incised arcs; 1 cloverleaf-shaped clay bead with black pigment. From Cerro del Encanto, La Venta, Tabasco. Field numbers “32-N,” “32,” “32-R,” “32-T,” “32-P,” “32-M” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Nine sherds (two glued together): 1 conical foot; 1 body sherd with brown bands; 1 body sherd with interior pigments; 3 rim sherds; 1 body sherd with incised arcs; 1 cloverleaf-shaped clay bead with black pigment. From Cerro del Encanto, La Venta, Tabasco. Field numbers “32-N,” “32,” “32-R,” “32-T,” “32-P,” “32-M” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Nine sherds (two glued together): 1 conical foot; 1 body sherd with brown bands; 1 body sherd with interior pigments; 3 rim sherds; 1 body sherd with incised arcs; 1 cloverleaf-shaped clay bead with black pigment. From Cerro del Encanto, La Venta, Tabasco. Field numbers “32-N,” “32,” “32-R,” “32-T,” “32-P,” “32-M” (some numbers repeat)

Sherds

Sherds

Lot of 15 body sherds. From Cerro del Encanto, La Venta, Tabasco. Field numbers “32,” “32-A,” “32-B,” “32-D,” “32-J,” “32-L” (several numbers repeat themselves)


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