Olmec Stone Head, La Venta

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 19 March 2014
Olmec Stone Head, La Venta

An Olmec colossal stone head in basalt from La Venta, c. 1200-400 BCE. Although all wear the hat or headdress worn during war and the Mesoamerican ballgame, each of these massive heads has unique features which suggests they depict specific Olmec rulers. In this example talons decorate the headgear.

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Jarvis, D. (2014, March 19). Olmec Stone Head, La Venta. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2407/

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Olmec Stone Head, La Venta." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 19, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2407/.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Olmec Stone Head, La Venta." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Mar 2014. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

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