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  • Description

    Register 1975:
    Black stone figurine, with a projection from the back and a protuberant stomach.

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Register 1975:
    Stone. Figurine, black, with a projection from the back and a protuberant stomach.

    Central America, Mexico. Olmec style.

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    Treatment date

    18 February 1994

    Treatment proposal

    Light clean.


    Surface dirt from handeling. Traces of pigment found in areas. See Technical information record filed in SWPM.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with distilled water with Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate).

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    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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Figurine made of stone.


Figurine made of stone.

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