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Data Record ID: 212
Catalogue ID: heizer_1073
Published In: Drucker, Heizer and Squier 1959: 211-212
Site: La Venta, Tabasco
Photographer: Unidentified
Year: 1955
Collection: R.F. Heizer collection, National Anthropological Archives
Notes: This carving is made of a coarse, granular basalt and is approximately 7 inches tall. It represents a kneeling person; the head was broken off before it had been buried. The shallow depression on the front may represent a concave mirror, worn as an ornament. Written on slide “May 71P3”

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