Olmec "Baby" Figurine

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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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APA Style

N.Y.), M. H. (. a. t. M. M. o. A. (2012, October 15). Olmec "Baby" Figurine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/921/olmec-baby-figurine/

Chicago Style

N.Y.), Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,. "Olmec "Baby" Figurine." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 15, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/921/olmec-baby-figurine/.

MLA Style

N.Y.), Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,. "Olmec "Baby" Figurine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Oct 2012. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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