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    Chontal Jadeite Stone Fragment

    Chontal
    C. 400 BC
    Jadeite
    3 1/8" Tall

    The fragmentary head is carved from a lovely pale lime green to milky white jadeite stone, fractured in ancient times at the chest, and shows a human face, the hair cropped on the head, the eyes with a single groove across the face, a relief nose, relief ears, and an elliptical shaped mouth with softly contoured chin. The figure has a wide collar over the shoulders and several intentional ancient long lines upon the face. Remains of cinnabar pigments stain areas on the forehead.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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