15153. Olmec Green Stone Bust of a Shaman or Ballplayer
Mexico, Ca. 1000-600 BC
Fine and expressive carved green stone shaman in transformation to a jaguar, depicted with a tightly fitting ballgame like helmet and feline type ears protruding. Wide lips, downturned mouth, and drilled eyes. Condition Missing legs and forearms, two small original pieces reattached along the lower front edge, some surface losses.