Colossal Head 4 (replica)

Colossal Head 4 (replica) (HMQHT)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
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N 38° 53.504', W 77° 1.598'

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Olmec Culture

— San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Vera Cruz, 1200-900 B.C.E. —

This portrait of an Olmec ruler is among 17 colossal heads known from one of the world's great ancient civilizations. Without wheels or iron tools, the Olmec created spectacular monumental sculptures and ceremonial centers on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
In 1946, Smithsonian archaeologist Matthew W. Stirling excavated the 6-ton basalt original of this head, which is on display at the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa, Veracruz.

[Map of the Gulf of Mexico region, locating the "Olmec Culture."]

Replica carved from welded volcanic ash by Ignacio Perez Solano and presented to the Smithsonian Institution by the government of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, October 2001.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe State of Veracruz, Mexico, and the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324235 N 4306714
Decimal Degrees38.89173333, -77.02663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.504', W 77° 1.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 30.24" N, 77° 1' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1434-1498 F St NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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