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This unique piece probably served as a support for other objects. It is remarkable not only in its state of preservation, but particularly in its anatomical accuracy.

Support in the shape of a human vertebral column
Late Pre-Classic (200 B.C. - 100 A.D.)
Monte Albán, State of Oaxaca
Clay with orange, red and white pigments
43 x 15 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara