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Ancient Stone Mask Olmec Style, Mexico

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Stone mask is an original Olmec’s piece. Stone. Good conditions. Provenance: Giovanni Testori collection. Very interesting and well preserved stone mask realized in a typical Olmecs Style. The "Olmec-style" refers to the combination of deep-set eyes, nostrils, and strong, slightly asymmetrical mouth. The "Olmec-style" also very distinctly combines facial features of both humans and jaguars. Olmec-style iconography have been found in the archaeological sites in Central America, especially in Mexico and Guatemala. Olmec culture was unknown to historians until 1869, when the Mexican antiquarian and traveller José Serrano published a description of the first Olmec monuments. This monuments had been discovered in the 1850s by a farm worker clearing forested land in Veracruz. During the 19th century, Olmec artifacts came to light and were recognized as belonging to a unique cultural tradition. This object is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any object in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist, designer or craftsman who has died requires a license for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the license according to the final destination of the object.

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  • Dimensions
    H 5.63 in. x W 2.29 in. x D 0.99 in.H 14.3 cm x W 5.8 cm x D 2.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    M-102791
  • Reference Number
    LU2698315857301
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