#1684

 

Bib style necklace with Olmecoid pottery woman’s face as centerpiece, pieces of obsidian from the Olmec culture.  Ancient ceramic beads and beads of spondylus shell .  Modern beads of ruby, tanzanite, black spinel & 14k gold.

Notes: 

Olmec artists laid the foundation for later innovation from the central Mexican metropolis, using clay, volcanic stone, and jade, frequently creating ceramic figurines of humans, babies, and animals.*

The Olmecs used obsidian to make tools and create pottery, because of its onchoidal fracture (smooth curved surfaces and sharp edges).

*https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/olmc/hd_olmc.htm

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