Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The child of Vallecas

  • The anonymous Olmec artisan and Velázquez

    Alejandro GoyriAzcapotzalcoCarlos Valverde-RMéxico City, México In México, despite long-standing cultural domination by Catholic Spain, significant numbers Pre-Columbian figurines in terracotta, jade, clay, and other materials have survived. Some of these objects clearly represent persons afflicted by some disease. One such small sculpture that has attracted our attention is a delicate jade figurine from the ancient…