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Baby-face' Figure

1100-800 BCE

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Canada

Hollow figure of a seated baby, Formative period, with hands held on thighs of the wide spread outward turned legs. The head is thrust slightly forward, open mouth, incised teeth, and recessed eyes and pupils. The domed head has geometric incisions. The body is painted in buff with remaining orange pigment, and the face is white and the hair in red and black.

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  • Title: Baby-face' Figure
  • Date Created: 1100-800 BCE
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)
  • Medium: Earthenware, white slip, ochre pigment, black pigments, and hand-built.
  • Culture: Olmec
  • Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner

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