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This tiny (3 inch) ritual mask of serpentine, with traces of cinnabar on the face, dates from around 900BC. It represents the stone-working skill of the Olmec civilization. It was collected in 1926 in the Tabasco region of Mexico.

This tiny (3 inch) ritual mask of serpentine, with traces of cinnabar on the face, dates from around 900BC. It represents the stone-working skill of the Olmec civilization. It was collected in 1926 in the Tabasco region of Mexico.

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