Olmec Colossal Stone Head, San Lorenzo

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Maribel Ponce Ixba
published on 20 March 2014

An Olmec colossal stone head in basalt from San Lorenzo, 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 the head has unexplained drilled dimples which are also seen in some of the other heads.

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Ixba, M. P. (2014, March 20). Olmec Colossal Stone Head, San Lorenzo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2408/olmec-colossal-stone-head-san-lorenzo/

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Ixba, Maribel Ponce. "Olmec Colossal Stone Head, San Lorenzo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 20, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2408/olmec-colossal-stone-head-san-lorenzo/.

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Ixba, Maribel Ponce. "Olmec Colossal Stone Head, San Lorenzo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Mar 2014. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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