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Covered with a burnished kaolin slip, the head, arm and legs re-attached, the breaks restored
Early pre-classic circa 1200-900 BC
Size: 15.5cm high, 7.5cm wide, 3.5cm deep – 6 ins high, 3 ins wide, 1¼ ins deep
The Olmecs are best known for their accomplishments in the sculptural arts, in particular their exquisite small objects carved from jade and other semi-precious stones, their pottery and their spectacular large stone monuments. When Olmec objects first appeared in European and Mexican antiquities collections in the 19th century they were incorrectly attributed to the Aztecs, the Maya or even the Chinese. It was not until 1932 that the American archaeologist George C Vaillant of the American Museum of Natural History correctly identified their great age and their connection with Southern Mexico.