Jadeite Olmec Mask

10th-6th Century BC

Height: 17.1 cm

The face show typical features of Olmec art, with slanted almond shaped eyes and toothless down turned mouth. Probably not worn as an actual mask (there are no holes for the eyes or mouth), it may have been used for decoration or for placing over the face of mummies.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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