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Máscara Olmeca de Jade (1200BCE-400BCE)

Olmec warrior mask from Tabasco Mexico. Lack of metallurgy may explain jade masks which were faced with wool.


World's oldest masks displayed in Israel - The eleven masks from the Judean desert on display all differ slightly. Believed to be from the Neolithic period, the masks out date any known religion or ritual practice.

tabasco Olmec 1000-400 a.C.

Mask, Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. 500 BCE to about 400 BCE.

Olmec Masks

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Olmec Jade Mask w/ Extensive Incised Design by Ancient Art, Mexico http://www.flickriver.com/photos/antiquitiesproject/sets/72157624144709586/

"Ancient Civilizations of The Americas: Man, Nature and Spirit in Pre-columbian Art"

Mask, Guatemalan (Mayan style), Guatemala, AD 250-850 (?) (Classic (?)),  jadeite. H: 3 1/8 x W: 3 1/2 x D: 1 in. (7.9 x 8.9 x 2.6 cm. TL.2009.20.298.  The John Bourne Collection Gift. Walters Art Museum

Mask - Guatemalan (Mayan style), jadeite - AD (Classic) [Cross posted from Masks]

Mask  Mexico, Gulf Coast, Veracruz, Arroyo Pesquero style, Olmec, 900-400 B.C.  Jewelry and Adornments; masks  Stone  6 3/4 x 6 x 3 7/8 n. (17.15 x 15.24 x 3.88 cm)  LACMA

This ancient Mexican stone mask was made in the Arroyo Pesquero style circa B.

Historical Artefact, Stucco mask from Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.

Pre-Columbian, Calima, Ca. 0 to 700 CE. Molded gold mask in the form of a man's face with realistic features.

Pre-Columbian, Calima Culture, (Western Colombia), Ca. 0 to 700 CE. Molded gold mask in the form of a man's face with realistic features.