This kneeling figure, recalling larger stone
monuments, probably depicts a supplicant in a
perpetual attitude of prayer. Centuries ago it was
worn to gain the favor of the Olmec gods,
offering constant homage to the heavens on
behalf of its owner. We cannot help but wonder
what that ancient individual wished for. Health?
Wealth? Happiness? Were these benefits so very
different from what we seek today? To wear this
remarkable pendant is to affirm the timeless
values that link all mankind together.