Seated Figure with Arms Raised to Head
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Ceramic, white-slipped, red pigment
Early Formative Period
Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund
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Olmec. Seated Figure with Arms Raised to Head, 1200-300 B.C.E. Ceramic, white-slipped, red pigment, 12 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, 75.40. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.75.40_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Chubby figure seated with legs tucked under the body and arms raised with hands touching head. Traces of cinnabar found all over figure. The figure wears a helmet-like headdress with a chevron band running down the center, and there are two raised rectangular relief decorations on the figure's back. There are circular openings (losses?) under the figure, each arm, stomach, and at the back of the head.
Condition: Good; U.V. light reveals repairs to the stomach, right shoulder, left leg, left arm, pelvic area and back, and the back of head.
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