Olmec art

1 Feb


When I was at the American Museum of Natural History, I took a picture of a mask. Well, it looks like another piece of pre-Columbian art… In fact, there is a little notice which explains that’s the only known Olmec object made of wood. It was found in a cave in the Guerrero state (Mexico). It was designed to be worn, probably on ceremonial occasions. The jade mosaic around the mouth, now largely lost, seems to have been added in post-Olmec times.

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