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Item Details
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Culture
Mexico, Olmec, 1200-300 BC
Title
Elongated Mask Ornament
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
c. 900-300 BC
Material
greenstone
Measurements
Overall: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)
Description
Small masks made of precious media-especially greenstone, which Mesoamerican people valued above most other materials-likely served as elements of Olmec elite regalia. Such masks commonly depict human faces, although it is unclear whether the creature shown on this unusual example is human or supernatural. It may be a late work.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
Department: Art of the Americas
Gallery: 233 Mesoamerican and Intermediate Region
Provenance: Mrs. Katherine White Reswick
Helen Humphreys, Cleveland
Mrs. Katherine White Reswick, Cleveland; Helen Humphreys, Cleveland
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wadhams in memory of Miss Helen Humphreys
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1967.154_full.tif
SSID
24612032

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