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Displaying the typical Olmec cranial deformation, the main profile's head turns into a second face in profile, both displaying the down-turned were-jaguar snarl and clefted forehead. Three more total and partial profiles have been etched, both inside the countour of the principal face and outside of it.
Plaque with 5 bas-relief and etched profiles
Middle Pre-Classic (800-400 B.C.)
15.5 x 16.4 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara