Standing Figure

Olmec, Mexico, c. 1,200-400 B.C.

Blue Jade

Gift of Dr. Robert L. and Chitanee Drapkin


The robust appearance of this standing figure contrasts with the expression of the face, the mouth contorted in what appears to be a shriek or cry. The legs are planted firmly apart with knees bent. The stocky body has broad shoulders and a protruding belly. Arms are bent and the hands once held implements, now missing. The large oval head is dominated by the open mouth with full lips, exposing the tongue, pressed to the roof of the mouth. The slit eyes have puffy eyelids.

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