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Olmec Fuchsite Maskette with video
This Olmec maskette is 1 7/8" long, 1 5/8" wide and 1" thick. It has been in a fire with mild damage to one back edge which lends to its authenticity. It is made from Fuchsite which was used by the Olmecs. Fushsite is a form of mica which can readily be seen in the pictures. This piece was almost certainly used in magical shamanistic ceremonies. I just couldn't get a decent picture of how this piece reflects light. It is emerald green, highly polished and the speckled surface glistening and reflecting in the firelight must have been magical to behold. The facial features are deeply and highly defined, again not brought out in the pictures. This is a fine and very rare artifact. This piece has been examined by a forensic laboratory, Orenda Labs from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and verbally declared authentic. Please view my youtube video of this item at: http://www.youtube.com/embed/-3eQha88omA


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