Olmecoid Stone Figure,
Middle Pre-Classic, ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
height 9 1/2in (24.1cm)
probably Guerrero, with a mask-like face with deeply recessed eyes, triangular nose and parted lips and ear flanges, the arms at the sides with pointed ends and the broad legs partly bent at the knees; mottled dark-green serpentine with bands of lighter green and white and calcified roots.
Harold Thomas, California, acquired in the 1930s