A finely made ceremonial Jadeite Celt. Classic Olmec carved facial features. Guiding
drill holes at the edges of the eye orbits and the bow shaped mouth. Nose and brow
are in relief and softened. The ears are straight tab type with drilled perforations.
Also, the body is marked with light incisions. In contrast to the overall superb
craftsmanship in producing these sculptures, the incisions are normally crude and
sketchy as they appear here. Surface is well pitted and weathered. A break mid torso
shows minor remnants of old glue with no restoration being applied. Measures over
5”/12.7 cm with metal stand. Outstanding piece.
Ex. Michael Robinson, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additional COA from T&T Archaeological