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    An Olmec Standing Figure
    Las Bocas, Mexico, c. 1200-900 BC, Early Classic Period

    A naturalistically proportioned female with flexed arms and hands held to breasts. The face with a delightful, happy expression, the mouth open as though vocalizing. Made of cream earthenware with red pigments on the hair, lips, ears, and recessed areas of the body. Appears to be in very good, intact condition, front of feet deficient. With a metal stand.

    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired by the current collection in 2003
    Rebecca Stokes, New York
    John A. Stokes, Nyack. Acquired in 1974
    Alfonso Sosa, Mexico City

    Exhibited and published:
    The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995, fig. 239f.; catalog of the exhibition at The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995 - 1996; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1996

    Height: 4 ¾ inches

    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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