Olmec Stone Head, La Venta

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 19 March 2014
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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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Jarvis, D. (2014, March 19). Olmec Stone Head, La Venta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2407/olmec-stone-head-la-venta/

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Olmec Stone Head, La Venta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 19, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2407/olmec-stone-head-la-venta/.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Olmec Stone Head, La Venta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Mar 2014. Web. 26 Jul 2021.