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Jade Figure Olmec-Style, Mexico

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Jade figure is an original Olmecs-style piece. Jade. Good conditions. Provenance: Private collection, Italy. Very interesting and ancientì small Jade sculpture realized in Olmecs Style. The "Olmec-style" refers to the combination of deep-set eyes, nostrils, and strong, slightly asymmetrical mouth. Jade is a particularly precious material, and it was used as a mark of rank by the ruling classes. By 1500 BC early Olmec sculptors mastered the human form. 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 5.6 in. x W 1.78 in. x D 0.99 in.H 14.2 cm x W 4.5 cm x D 2.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    M-102794
  • Reference Number
    LU2698315857391
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