This is the smallest of the 10 colossal heads found at San Lorenzo in modern-day Veracruz state. They ranged in height up to 2.85 metres and weighed in at many tons. They are believed to be portraits of Olmec rulers possessed of flat-faced features and thick lips. The workshop of the stone sculptors at San Lorenzo ceased operations about 1200 BCE, but not before their unfinished work had been placed in a line near the shop.
This replica was photographed at the archaeological park, Chankanaab Lagoon, on Cozumel Island.