La Venta Park, Tabasco--page 3 (of four pages)

flourished 900-400 BCE




Steles

Stele representing two figures in a ceremony with another figure at the very top

Note the strange headdress and the belt with the small jaguar head
 

Large Stele of the King

The king is wearing a huge headdress and carrying a staff of command; above him are "flying" figures.
 

Large Stele of the King

 

Stele--figure with a standard

The bearded man wears an elaborate head dress. The standard is an effigy of an animal--a shark?
 

Stele with a young goddess

The depiction of women is rare in Olmec art. She appears to be topless with a pleated skirt.
 

The face of the goddess

Some authorities say her face has suggestions of the jaguar. (I don't see it!)
 

The Walker

 

Stone with incisions, parallel lines, and unrecognizable shapes



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