Olmec Colossal Head

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco)
published on 15 October 2012

A basalt colossal head from the Olmec civilization of Mesoamerica. Provenance: Veracruz, Mexico, 1200-900 BCE. The significance of the heads is disputed but as no two heads are alike and each headdress has distinctive designs they may represent rulers. (de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco).

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APA Style

Francisco), M. H. (. a. t. d. Y. M. o. F. A. S. (2012, October 15). Olmec Colossal Head. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/922/olmec-colossal-head/

Chicago Style

Francisco), Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts, San. "Olmec Colossal Head." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 15, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/922/olmec-colossal-head/.

MLA Style

Francisco), Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts, San. "Olmec Colossal Head." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Oct 2012. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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