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La Venta, Tabasco

Drawing of the engraved design on one of the jade celts from La Venta Offering No. 4. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Drawing of the engraved design on one of the jade celts from La Venta Offering No. 4. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Figurines from La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S1ARA, MUS 23A”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Figurines from La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S1ARA, MUS 23A”

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La Venta, Tabasco

The six celts from La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S5R11, MUS 15 1955”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “76”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide: “Philip Drucker; S4 R9”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “R.F. Heizer and Eduardo Contreras exposing offering, La Venta, #4, 4/55, X-12, x-12, 25x”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4, partially excavated.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, La Venta, S4R9”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4. Written on slide “Philip Drucker, S4R9”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 4, during its excavation.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Concave ilmenite mirror from La Venta Offering 1943-F. Written on slide “Sc. 58D”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Concave hematite mirror from La Venta Offering 1943-E.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Figurine from La Venta Offering No. 3. This figurine is just over 2 1/2 inches long, and made of very light grey jade, opaque, and mottled with medium grey streaks. The head is elongated which suggests deformation, often seen in Olmec figurines. The worn break marks of the arm suggest that the figurine was broken before it was buried as part of Offering No. 3.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Figurine from La Venta Offering No. 3. This figurine, made of very light grey jade with a faint bluish tinge, is almost 2 1/2 inches long. Stylistically it conforms to the general style of Olmec figurines.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Pendant from La Venta Offering No. 3. This specimen is made of a piece of light greenish-grey opaque jade, mottled with light grey streaks. The carving represents the stylized form of a crested, crane-like bird with trailing wings. Written on slide “24”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Offering No. 10. This offering consists of 38 celts of serpentine and jade, laid in a cruciform pattern. They were laid out on a bed of reddish clay and were plastered over with a layer of yellow sandy clay. Drucker, Heizer and Squier pointed out that “there is a very definite pattern of association of cruciform celt offerings, similar to the present one, with massive offerings.” (page 185) Written on slide “R.J. Squier, 0-102, 2, #3, 6J”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Stephen Heizer standing next to La Venta Stela 2 during the 1955 field season. Written on slide “15”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Concave magnetite mirror from La Venta Offering No. 9. The perforations along the edge are presumably for suspension. Written on slide “58A”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Concave ilmenite mirror from La Venta Offering 1943-N. Written on slide “58C”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Unidentified Written on slide “125C”


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