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This unique Olmec maskette is made from Guatemalan Imperial Green Jadeite and Imperial Blue Jadeite, an omphacite jade which probably contains inclusions of precious metals of silver, gold, and platinum. These metals can be seen in the pictures as spots or flecks. It is also known as 'Galatic Jade'. This Imperial Blue jade was first discovered in Guatemala by the Ventana Mining Company team in 2000. I know of no other artifact made from this material. This variety of Olmec Blue jade is exceptionally pure and exhibits intense saturation in deep tints of bright bluish hues and has been called "princessa" or "gema", or 'Imperial Olmec'. The green is intense and vivid. It dates to 1200-600BC. It measures 2 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" deep. It was authenticated by Dr. Frank Preusser who has more than 35 years of experience in the scientific examination of works of art and historical and archaeological artifacts. He was the chief scientist at the Doerner Institute in Munich and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. He has consulted for UNESCO, the World Bank, the World Monuments Fund, and others. It was also authenticated by Stoetzerinc.com who is one of the foremost respected international authenticators. It comes with his report. It was also authenticated by Orenda Forensic Labs and comes with their 10 page report. It has a sense of majesty and power about it. It is an unparalleled hand piece. It is impossible to over exaggerate the beauty and quality of this truly extraordinary maskette. It is perfect in every way. The superlative translucence is beyond compare. This is the most wondrous piece of jade I have ever seen and I have seen thousands. This gemstone is so unique, it was obviously carved in order to preserve, protect and immortalize its importance with the quality of the carving being equal to the quality of the jade. Serious inquiries only please.