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Olmec Fantastic Creature - PF.0329
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Circa: 900 BC to 400 BC
Dimensions: 10.5" (26.7cm) high
Catalogue: V2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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Olmec mythology is filled with fantastic beings, freakish monsters who seem to survive from a more chaotic age before men and beasts took separate identities. This is a particularly fascinating example--a creature with a distorted human head, a bloated body, and a powerful tail like a kangaroo. The iconographic significance of this figure has vanished from memory, but the image continues to perturb, to challenge our complacent explanations of the human past. - (PF.0329)


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