This exceptional were-jaguar mask was sculptured from the Olmec’s most favored jade
stone. Ranging 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, this masterful creation was extremely
difficult to produce. The mask is unique and considered to be a shaman in the midst
of transformation. Exhibits both animal and human qualities in high relief. Notable
for its characteristic upraised upper lip, bifurcated tongue, curved fangs and cleft
forehead. His almond shaped eyes are perforated, nose is wide and flat with projecting
Mexico, ca. 900-600 B.C. Very Rare mask in Jade - Investment piece.