c. 1200–600 BC
Overall: 26.3 x 20 x 21.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
The Norweb Collection 1951.179
An observant traveler discovered the left knee and hand fragment, orginally missing and now reunited.
Outside of the Maya, Olmec sculptures of humans have a naturalism unknown in other Mesoamerican artistic traditions. On this finely carved figure, the musculature of the arms, torso, and legs is carefully depicted, and even the fingernails and toenails and are shown.
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