Olmec Stone Mask

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Jade Koekoe
published on 09 January 2017
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Olmec Mask. Greenstone, 900-400 BCE. Mexico.

This mask is too small to be worn on the face, therefore it could have been jewellery or part of a headdress. The Olmec ruled in Mexico from about 1400 to 400 BCE. They built the first cities in central America.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museum travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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