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Olmec-style male effigy

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Solid clay figure depicting a seated man with hands on hips. He wears a vest-like garment, a simple loincloth, and a large circular disk around his neck perhaps representing a divination mirror. Punctate holes at the end of his elongated earlobes represent circular earflares. His hair or...

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Marjorie Neikrug collection, New York, by 1985; to MFA, 1985, gift of Marjorie Neikrug.

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie Neikrug

Tlapacoya (?), Early to Middle Formative, 1200–700 B.C.

Object Place

Central Highlands, Mexico


22 x 14.6 x 9.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red slip paint