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La Venta Monument 47

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

Caption from the Wetmore album: “Ricardo Gutierrez [the store keeper in Tres Zapotes] at Boca San Miguel, Veracruz. April 15, 1939.”

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Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

“Ricardo’s [Gutierrez] launch prepared to leave. The dated monument beside Mrs. [Marion] Stirling. Boca San Miguel, Veracruz. April 15, 1939.”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 2. Written on slide “11, 83, 15, 43”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 3. This line drawing shows what the carvings on this stela originally looked like, according to the artistic vision and interpretation of Eduardo Contreras. The original artwork is in the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 3. This line drawing indicates what can still be determined with accuracy. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of La Venta Stela 3. Written on slide “Sep 67P8”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of La Venta Stela 3. Written on slide “Oct 67P2”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 3. It was not until 1955 that the expedition members were able to set this stela upright, with the help of a Pemex bulldozer, and see the depicted carving in its entirety. Written on slide “10”

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La Venta, Tabasco

Model of the La Venta pyramid. Written on slide “Sep 67P8”

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Unknown

Kunz Axe. The axe is in the collection of the American Museum of natural History in New York. Written on slide “other Ol per jade”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 47. This reddish basalt column is about 3.5 meters long with a circumference of 1.4 meters. Near the foot of the column are eight, what appear to be sharpening grooves. Written on slide “^7, Feb 67P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Monument 35. This green schist column is unworked, except for a grooved rim about 46 cm. from the end. It is 3.53 meters long and the diameter is 54 cm at its widest. Written on slide “^Feb 68P5, #58A, H12”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Stela 2. Written on slide “Feb 68P5, P, H-1”

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Simojovel, Tabasco

Olmec art, not from La Venta: From engraved celt, Simojovel, Tabasco. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Unknown

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Provenience unknown. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Necaxa, Puebla

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Necaxa, Puebla. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Chiapas

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Chiapas. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Guerrero

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Guerrero. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Mixteca

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Mixteca. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Guatemala

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Guatemala. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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Veracruz or Oaxaca

Olmec art, not from La Venta: Veracruz or Oaxaca. The original artwork is in the collection of the National Anthropological Archives.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of the circumference of the La Venta pyramid.

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La Venta, Tabasco

Schematic drawing of the circumference of the La Venta pyramid.

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 4. “The north end of the altar had originally contained a design in low relief, probably comparable to that on the south end, but in aboriginal times this end was defaced and two deep rectangular niches carved in it.” (Stirling 1943b: 54) Written on slide “La Venta 4, left side, (Hester), Mar 70P5”

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La Venta, Tabasco

La Venta Altar 2, side view. This monument measures 4 feet 5 inches (length) by 4 feet 3 inches (width) by 3 feet 3 inches (heighth). Written on slide “La Venta 2, left side, (Hester), Mar 70P5”


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