Mexico; provenience unknown
Ht. 11.8 cm (4 .6")
A compact Olmec deity with finely incised symbolic iconography, highlighted with red cinnabar. The eyes are three-pronged, the jaguar mouth is fanged, and the arms are folded across the abdomen. The hands grasp implements or staffs. A three-petalled floral motif is central to the forehead, with crossed-bands motifs at the neck and above the loincloth.