Olmec Stone Sculpture of a Man Carrying a Child on His Back - PF.3742, Origin: Mexico, Circa: 900 BC to 500 BC, Dimensions: 5.75" (14.6cm) high, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Olmec, Medium: Stone. Polished to a shine, this beautiful sculpture epitomizes the art of the Olmec culture. Created out of a dark green stone, his expression is grimacing. The anatomy shows that the artist had a basic understanding, yet kept the figure simple. The arms are outstretched at the elbow, yet they contain nothing. The features on the face are carefully detailed yet the ears are gently molded onto the face. Smooth to the touch, we realize that it still contains the beauty and elegance it carried at its first creation. Time has not touched this piece, proving that the beauty that was created and did not wear it down, but preserved it for future generations to see disarmed even time.