Standing Laughing Boy Effigy - SP.646,Origin: Vera Cruz/ Mexico,Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD,Dimensions: 15" (38.1cm) high,Collection: Pre- Columbian,Style: Late Classic Period,Medium: Terracotta. Perhaps in a state of ritual intoxication, this fellow charms us with his happy smile,and exuberant gesture. He SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING THE ENTIRE WORLD, LAUGHING OPENING HIS ARMS WIDE TO EMBRACE IT. it hardly matters, though, how he came to be in this delightful state,or what it implied long ago. When we see his wide, joyful smile today, we smile too.
Ancient Central America & Mexico