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.
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