Week #304 - Magic of Bronze and Stone
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Honorable Mention

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Flash rule: The Se├▒or de las Limas is a 55 cm greenstone figure of a youth holding or presenting a \"were-jaguar\" baby. Profiles of four other supernaturals are incised on the adolescent\'s shoulders and knees. This motif occurs frequently in Olmec art, from the smallest of figurines to the huge table-top thrones such as La Venta Altar 5.What these sculptures symbolised to the Olmecs is not clear. Some researchers, focusing on the symbolic cave surrounding the figure on Altar 5 believe that these sculptures relate to myths of spiritual journeys or human origins.

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