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Olmec Mask. Mexico, Olmec. 10th-6th century B C. Jade (jadeite). This mask, with its harmonious proportions and smooth, highly polished planes of cheek, forehead and chin has an almost fleshy quality of nose and lips that belies the incredible hardness.

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Olmec Mask.  Mexico, Olmec.  10th-6th century B C.  Jade (jadeite).  This mask, with its harmonious proportions and smooth, highly polished planes of cheek, forehead and chin has an almost fleshy quality of nose and lips that belies the incredible hardness.