Olmec Standing Stone Figure,<br>Middle Preclassic, ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
Lot 2181
Olmec Standing Stone Figure,
Middle Preclassic, ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
€4,500 - 6,000
Lot Details
Olmec Standing Stone Figure,
Middle Preclassic, ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
height 6 1/4in (16cm)
bluntly carved, with the diminutive legs separated and arms connected to its sides, wearing a raised, incised and drilled collar and a raised and incised belt, the head, ritually broken and slightly tilted right, sunken into the shoulders, the carved, facial features with a furrowed brow above a trapezoidal nose above a transformational mouth, all accented with linear incisions.

Provenance:
Private Collection, prior to 1980
Joan Barist, New York
Private New Jersey Collection

Cf. The Olmec World (1995, fig 220) for the type; and Kerr (No. 6122).

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