Colossal head, from San Lorenzo
Olmec refers to the culture of southern Vera Cruz and Tabasco which existed during the Pre-Classic Period (1500 BC-AD 150). The large carved heads, altars and sculpture of the Olmec are monuments of the oldest known culture in Pre-Hispanic Mexico.
Artform: SCULPTURE, Pre-20th Century
Artist: Olmec Culture
Artist Dates: flourished c1500 BCE-100 CE
Country/Culture: Ancient Americas: Mexico
Date: c200 CE
Size: height: 305 cm
Museum: © Hartill Art Associates, Alec/Marlene Hartill
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