Sonriente Head
900-1500 CE
5.5" x 6" x 6"
Ceramics, terracotta
Culture: Veracruz Culture
The Sonrientes (smiling faces) are the most well-known of Remojadas figurines, featuring wide smiles on almost triangular shaped faces. Often the heads are disembodied. Other times they are attached to childlike bodies with outstretched arms and displayed palms. The smile is rather formalized, usually showing teeth and, on occasion, a tongue sticking out between the teeth.