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Data Record ID: 44
Catalogue ID: stirling_53
Published In: Stirling 1943b: 53-54 and plate 39b
Site: La Venta, Tabasco
Photographer: Richard H. Stewart
Year: 1942
Collection: M.W. Stirling collection, National Anthropological Archives
Notes: La Venta Altar 3, west side. “The altar is carved from an almost cubical block of basalt, which formerly had an overhanging top, all of the projecting sides of which have been broken off. It is 5 feet 6 inches long, 5 feet 3 inches wide, and 5 feet 3 inches high.” (Stirling 1943b: 54)

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