A Rare Pre Columbian Tajin Culture , Central Gulf Coast , Vera Cruz , Mexico , Alabaster Figure

A Rare Pre Columbian Tajin Culture , Central Gulf Coast , Vera Cruz , Mexico , Alabaster Figure

500 to 1450 Vera Cruz , Mexico

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A Rare Pre Columbian Tajin Culture , Central Gulf Coast , Vera Cruz , Mexico , Alabaster Figure
Circa 500 – 1450 A.D

Size : 13 cm high – 5 ins high
Provenance : From the collection of an English Private Museum
This marvellous carved striated alabaster figure seated cross legged with his head uplifted in meditation , has the childlike face of the stone carvings of the Olmec's , but in the subtropical region of the Mexican Central Gulf coast around Vera Cruz a separate society developed with a distinct culture called Tajin . These figures are found amongst grave offerings ; a similar example to this can be found in the Brooklyn Museum , New York .

Dimensions
Height 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Medium
Alabaster
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