American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
Mexico. This basalt rock covered with fine relief carving is 4m 26cms high
and is known as Stele 3. It has been badly damaged but the figures can be seen
quite clearly. Two finely dressed figures face each other. The one on the right
near the base has a complicated and extraordinary head decoration. The carvings
also depict the symbolic jaguar and a tail finished with a flower.
Museo de La Venta. Estado de Tabasco, Mexico