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Data Record ID: 43
Catalogue ID: stirling_52
Published In: Stirling 1940: 311-312; Stirling 1943b: 55-56 and plate 40, 41
Site: La Venta, Tabasco
Photographer: Richard H. Stewart
Year: 1940
Collection: M.W. Stirling collection, National Anthropological Archives
Notes: La Venta Altar 5, north end. While this altar has been badly battered, most of the decorations and reliefs are still in good condition. Stirling referred to this altar as “one of the finest examples of sculptural art from pre-Columbian America.” (Stirling 1943b: 56)

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