15263. Olmec Jade Pectoral Pendant for Divine Power & Authority
Ca. 1150 to 550 BC.
An heirloom stone with beautiful color, quadrilateral shape with shallow depression and incised emblem within a linear outline. This torch-like emblem incised on the face of the pallette is a symbol of divine power and authority which establishes the wearer's connection with the deities of the supernatural world. Double conical piercing for suspension. A high status item for a ranking member of society. Intact. High polish. Size: 3-3/8 in L. Rare. Ex California coll., acquired by descent.