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Standing Figure


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Description The standing figure may be a female, suggested by the graceful curve of the torso indicating her waistline, the thickened thighs, and the small, erect breasts. She stands rigid with left arm raised and right arm slightly outstretched, recalling the ritual poses of the larger hollow, seated figures. The artist emphasized the upraised, bulbous head, slanted eyes and half-opened mouth, all conforming to a codified repertoire of Olmec figural features that represent ritual behavior and spiritual beliefs.
Provenance Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John G. Bourne, 1970s, by purchase; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2017.
Credit Bequest of John G. Bourne, 2017

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Period
1500-1000 BC (Archaic-Early Formative)
Medium
earthenware
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
2009.20.262
Measurements
H: 7 3/16 x W: 4 3/16 x D: 1 3/8 in. (18.3 x 10.7 x 3.5 cm)
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