Monday, September 17, 2012
"Still Smiling"

As I go through my photos, I enjoy remembering our vacations. I am amused at these funny sculptures, still smiling after all these years:

Smiling face ('sonreinte') style hollow figure
Classic Veracruz/Gulf Coast Culture
Remojadas Superior II, Early Classic Period, ca. 300-600 CE
Gift of James A Neely, 1967, ASM Cat. No. A-32371

The Metropolitan Museum has a piece very similar to this:

"Smiling" Figure
Mexico; Remojadas, 7th-8th century
Ceramic, H. 18 11/16 x W. 11 3/4 x D. 6 1/4 in. (47.5 x 29.9 x 15.9 cm)
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
MMA 1979.206.1211

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