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Lot 0255
**Originally Listed At $250**

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec, ca. 1150 to 550 BCE. A beautiful, hand-carved celt of a verdant green hues with a rounded butt, smooth faces and sides, and a gently-flared blade edge. Celts like this example were typically used for ceremonial purposes and were oftentimes placed in tombs as grave offerings. Size: 5.75" L x 2" W (14.6 cm x 5.1 cm).

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection

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#135856

Condition

Restoration to area of blade edge with new green material. Polished in modern times. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, small losses to butt end, and light roughness to butt and blade edge. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label on verso.

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  • 24.5%

Olmec Greenstone Ceremonial Celt

Estimate $350 - $525Apr 29
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