Olmec. <em>Male Figurine</em>, ca. 800-500 BCE. Jadeite, cinnabar, 2 x 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.1 x 1.9 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 51.197.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.197.2_bw.jpg)

Male Figurine


Medium: Jadeite, cinnabar

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 800-500 BCE

Dimensions: 2 x 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.1 x 1.9 x 8.9 cm)



Accession Number: 51.197.2

Image: 51.197.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small, carved figurine of a standing man with drooping lips and an elongated, flattened head with a curved, vertical headdress. There are incised geometric designs at the back of the head. The arms are bent with hands over stomach. Residue of red pigment visible in carved and incised areas of face and body. Condition: both legs are broken and missing.

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