YUGITO Olmec culture, State of Guerrero,...

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YUGITO Olmec culture, State of Guerrero,...

YUGITO Olmec culture, State of Guerrero, Mexico Middle
Pre-Classical, 900-400 BC.
Hard green-black
stone H. 10 cm - W. 11,5 cm
Yugito, green-black stone, Guerrero,
Mexico, H. 4 in - W. 4 1/2 in
Provenance: Private American
Collection
Acquired by current owner
John A. in 2003. Stokes, Nyack, acquired 1967
Exhibitions:
The Art Museum, Princeton University, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, December 16, 1995 - February 25, 1996
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, April 14 - June 9, 1996
Publications:
The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995, No. 137
Joralemon, Peter David, "The Olmec Dragon: A Study in Pre-Columbian Iconography," in Origins of Religious Art and Iconography in Preclassic Mesoamerica, Henry B. Nicholson, ed.., Los Angeles, 1976, figs. 7-p and 15-q
This Yugito of Olmec culture is most certainly the votive representation of a protective element (elbow or knee pad) originally made of wood or leather, worn by the players.
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