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Human figurine, La Venta, Tabasco

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Record Count: (726 - 743 out of 743)

Whistle Figurine

Whistle Figurine

Zoomorphic whistle. Possibly an armadillo with legs splayed out to the sides. Two holes on the bottom with clay pellets inside to serve as a rattle. Has a broken tail. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Whistle Figurine

Whistle Figurine

Zoomorphic whistle. Possibly an armadillo with legs splayed out to the sides. Two holes on the bottom with clay pellets inside to serve as a rattle. Has a broken tail. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Whistle Figurine

Whistle Figurine

Zoomorphic whistle. Possibly an armadillo with legs splayed out to the sides. Two holes on the bottom with clay pellets inside to serve as a rattle. Has a broken tail. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Orange clay, squat round bowl with inverted rim with red band. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Orange ceramic bowl with slightly inverted rim and design of a band of concentric semi-circles. It was collected during the 2nd Archaeological Expedition. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Undecorated, brown clay bowl. Rim is chipped; fragments kept in a vial. Recovered from the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Shallow, undecorated, round bowl. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Round, with applied anthropomorphic features (2 arms and neck, head missing). Hole in back for handle? From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Shallow, round, brown, polished bowl. Decorated band around exterior near rim consisting of two parallel incised lines. Some areas have three parallel incised lines. Fragmented, with pieces kept in 2 vials. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Bowl

Bowl

Shallow, round bowl with brown slip. Single, incised line around exterior near rim. Fractured, with fragments kept inside a vial. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Vessel Fragments

Vessel Fragments

Orange clay, shallow round bowl. Fragmented. With looped feet, slightly everted rim. Only one foot present. From the Tuxtla Mountains. Part of collection collected in 1940 by Philip Drucker during a survey trip to San Marcos. This excursion occurred as part of a larger expedition to 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.

Vase

Vase

Globular body, roughly cylindrical neck (6.69cmDA. x 5.33cmH), slightly tapered down toward junction with vessel body. Sharply everted rim (8.5cm DA x 1.2cm W). Site near Boca, de San Miguel. This item was purchased by Philip Drucker at Loma Chumiapan during the expedition to 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.

Clay Vase

Clay Vase

Colima style clay vase. Brownware. Provenience unknown. Part of 688 items transferred from the Hirshhorn Museum in 1986-87.

Howling Vessel

Howling Vessel

Red slipped vessel showing animal with head turned up while howling. Arms are at chest, with mesh design on front of body. Provenience unknown. Part of 688 items transferred from the Hirshhorn Museum in 1986-87.

Ceramic Vessel

Ceramic Vessel

Vessel with slightly outflaring rim, incised lines around rim. Total of seven rim sherds, with the rest being modern fill-in. These sherds may have been collected in 1947 by Philip Drucker under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology during the Chiapas Coast Survey. Some of the material appears to be from San Lorenzo or Tres Zapotes in origin, in the state of Veracruz, not Chiapas. “1: 72+”

Crouching Figure

Crouching Figure

Stone seated or crouching figure. Feet are together with legs bent up to the chest. Arms are folded, resting on the knees. Body leans slightly forward, with head tilted up. Hair is incised on the back of the head. Mouth is open with teeth showing. Provenience unknown. Part of 688 items transferred from the Hirshhorn Museum in 1986-87.

Crouching Figure

Crouching Figure

Stone seated or crouching figure. Feet are together with legs bent up to the chest. Arms are folded, resting on the knees. Body leans slightly forward, with head tilted up. Hair is incised on the back of the head. Mouth is open with teeth showing. Provenience unknown. Part of 688 items transferred from the Hirshhorn Museum in 1986-87.

Dish

Dish

Dish, with 12 notches around rim. Smoothed and polished. Dark and brown. Provenience unknown. Part of 688 items transferred from the Hirshhorn Museum in 1986-87.


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