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Data Record ID: 51
Catalogue ID: stirling_60
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, front. Like some of the other La Venta altars, the front of this altar represents a male figure seated in a niche. He wears a headdress with chin strap, ear plugs and a chest ornament. The lower arms are broken off; maybe once he was holding something.

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