Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of an Olmec rain god
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of an Olmec rain god, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 7 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6306

The nearly white stone carving is of a seated figure with its wrists resting on its knees which are bent to the chest. The large squarish face has a nose ornament and a wide mouth. The square head ornament has two "M" shapes incised on the crown and diagonal and vertical lines incised above the face. There are longer rectangles over either ear. The body is hidden by the arms and legs.