Olmec. <em>Standing Figurine</em>, 800–500 B.C.E. Felsite, traces of red pigment, 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm). Collection of Christopher B. Martin, L75.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L75.15_transpc003.jpg)

Standing Figurine


Medium: Felsite, traces of red pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:800–500 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm)



Accession Number: L75.15

Image: L75.15_transpc003.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small figurine carved out of reddish-brown felsite with the typical Olmec drooping-lipped face. The figure also has features of an animal such as a cap with feline ears and a long, bushy tail at the back, both suggesting that he is wearing a costume of an animal, perhaps a jaguar. The figure has two small drill holes at the eyes and at the downturned corners of the mouth.

Brooklyn Museum