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Olmecoid Axe God
Down (child)
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Olmecoid Type. Beautifully carved in low relief with fine curvilinear incising. Highly polished. Drilled pits for eyes, smaller pits in the corners of the mouth with abbreviated square tongue. Nose is triangular with scroll nose ornaments. Short trapezoidal hat accompanied by two bands of incised braid and triangular patterns. Hands are faced down near the waist. Rear shows flat sawed surface, partly smoothed and broken septum. Finally, there are two drilled holes on each side of the head through which this object could be suspended and worn. Dark green Jadeite. H. 4.875”/12.38 cm. Choice to near choice condition. Guanacaste-Nicoya region, Costa Rica. Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D.  On stand for illustration purposes only.

Provenance: Ex Private VA collection

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