Olmec "Baby" Figurine

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.)
published on 15 October 2012
Olmec

A life-size ceramic 'baby' figurine from the Olmec civilization of Mexico, Mesoamerica, 12th-9th century BCE. The significance of these figures, often depicting infantile gestures, is not clear. They may represent deities or royalty. Provenance: Las Bocas in Puebla. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).

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N.Y.), M. H. (. A. T. M. M. O. A. (2012, October 15). Olmec "Baby" Figurine. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/921/

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N.Y.), Mary H. (. A. T. M. M. O. A. "Olmec "Baby" Figurine." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 15, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/921/.

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N.Y.), Mary H. (. A. T. M. M. O. A. "Olmec "Baby" Figurine." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Oct 2012. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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