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    Olmecoid Stone Figure

    Mesoamerica
    Ça 1200-600 BC
    Carved from green/gray stone, polished

    3¾" High x 1¾" Wide

    This minimally carved, but complete little human figure seems to have been used as a kind of hand stone. It fits very comfortably in the hand. The lightly incised lines in the face suggest Olmec features. The body is carved to show arms held upwards as though holding a bar and short legs. Viewed at a different angle the carving appears to be an animal, possibly intended as a transformation figure. Olmecoid objects have been found in many regions of Mesoamerica.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
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