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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.