Olmec Colossal Stone Head

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by Dennis Jarvis
published on 19 March 2014

An Olmec colossal stone head in basalt from La Venta, c. 1200-400 BCE. Although all wear the hat or headdress worn during war and the Mesoamerican ballgame, each of these massive heads has unique features which suggests they depict specific Olmec rulers. In this example talons decorate the headgear.



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