Hands on thighs, legs spread apart; figure stares straight ahead with lips parted; close fitting cap is black, resembles helmet; decorated with ridging and striation

Seated Figure

Olmec culture, Pre-Columbian

1150-500 BC

  • Titles Seated Figure (Descriptive)
  • Artist Olmec culture, Mexico, 1200 - 200 BC
  • Medium whiteware and slip
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Dr. Austen L. Bennett III, Dr. Thomas A. S. Wilson, Dr. Orville W. Clayton, Dr. Norton T. Montague and Mr. L. Paul Kassouf, AFI.12.1982
  • Object Name figure
  • Classification Sculpture