Olmec "Baby" Figurine



by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.)
published on 15 October 2012

A life-size ceramic 'baby' figurine from the Olmec civilization of Mexico, Mesoamerica, 12th-9th century BCE. The significance of these figures, often depicting infantile gestures, is not clear. They may represent deities or royalty. Provenance: Las Bocas in Puebla. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).

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