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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 45. Written on slide: “Feb 68P5” (check: who is this?)

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 45. Written on slide: “#54, Feb 68P5, H7 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 45. Written on slide: “#56, Feb 68P5, H7 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. Clewlow and Corson described this piece as the most interesting and most important recovered during the 1968 field season. It is 55 cm high, 43 cm wide and 50 cm long.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. Written on slide: “Feb 68P5 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. Written on slide: “H3, Feb 68P5, #40 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. This monument is a large human head, with a headdress in the form of a face, and on either side of the head are two additional were-baby-jaguar faces. Written on slide: “Feb 68P3, #43, 1968, 13, O-2 ”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. Written on slide: “May 68P13, duplicate”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 44. On the sides of the headdress are parallel incised lines (10 on one side, 11 on the other), that possibly represent feathers, according to Clewlow and Corson. Below that is a head band. Written on slide: “Feb 68P3, #44, O-2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 1. Written on slide: “Open 7; Sc. 6”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 1

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 5. “Originally, it possessed a flat projecting table top, but this has been almost completely battered off. It is sculptured on the front and both ends, but the back is plain.” (Stirling 1943b: 55) Written on slide: “La venta 5, front, (Hester), Mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 5, detail. The seated figure in the niche “wears a tall headdress in the form of a truncated cone. A band around the base of the headdress is decorated with an X on either side and in front a face with down-curved mouth set in an oval cartouche over which are three vertical cone-shaped elements. The ears of the principal figure are adorned with spool-shaped ear plugs. . . “ (Stirling 1943b: 55) Written on slide: “La Venta 5, close-up of face and headdress, Mar 70P5, (Hester)”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 5, detail. “. . . on his lap he holds the limp figure of a baby.” (Stirling 1943b: 55) Written on slide: “La Venta 5, close-up of “baby,” (Hester), mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 3, front. Next to the seated figure is a low relief carving of a standing figure in profile, wearing a knee-length skirt. Written on slide “La Venta 3, frontal view, (Hester), Mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 3. The west end of the altar shows horizontal bands at the top and the bottom, with circular dots at the top and two (originally probably three) oval figures at the bottom. Seated in this frame are two figures, facing each other, and seemingly in conversation. The right figure has a long pointed beard. Written on slide “La Venta 3, Mar 70P2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 2. Similar to several other altars at La Venta, the carving represents a male figure sitting cross-legged in a niche, holding what may be a baby, in his lap. Compared to other altars however, the workmanship is much less detailed. Written on slide “La Venta 2, frontal view, (Hester), Mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 4. “On the front of the altar top is carved the face of a jaguar with an X-shaped element between the fangs . . .” (Stirling 1943b: 54) Written on slide “6-1”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 4. “The face of the altar stand shows a human figure in full relief seated cross-legged in a deep arched niche.” (Stirling 1943b: 54) Written on slide “La Venta 4, close-up; front, (hester), Mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 4. The seated figure in the niche “wears a small headdress with a band across the forehead, a broad flat collar over his shoulders, and a chest ornament.” (Stirling 1943b: 54) Written on slide “La Venta #4, (TRH), Mar 70, Roll 7 #22”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 6. The front of this altar shows a cross-legged figure with a headdress and chin strap. The lower part of the face is broken off. Written on slide “La Venta 6, frontal view, (Hester), Mar 70 P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Plaque 1. The plaque that bears this design measures 17 3/4 by 15 1/2 inches and is 3 3/8 inches thick. It represents a conventionalized jaguar mask. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

San Lorenzo Monument 14, side view. Written on slide “San Lorenzo 14, Mar 70P2”

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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

San Lorenzo Monument 14. Stirling noted the similarity of this altar and La Venta Altar 4, in material, form, dimensions and subject matter. Written on slide “San Lorenzo 14, Mar 70P2”

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San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz

San Lorenzo Monument 14. The seated figure emerging from the niche is holding what may be the ends of ropes passing around the base of the altar to the sides. This is a theme also represented in La Venta Altar 4. Written on slide “San Lorenzo 14, Mar 70P2”


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