The Tuxtla Statuette is a small 6.3 inch (16 cm) rounded greenstone figurine, carved to resemble a squat, bullet-shaped human with a duck-like bill and wings. Most researchers believe the statuette represents a shaman wearing a bird mask and bird cloak. It is incised with 75 glyphs of the Epi-Olmec or Isthmian script [1], one of the few extant examples of this very early Mesoamerican writing system.

The Tuxtla Statuette is in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Catalogue No. A222579-0). It is on loan for exhibit in "50 Years of Pre-Columbian Art", January 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C..

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