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Ancient Engraven Stone Slab Olmec-Style, Mexico

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Engraved stone slab is an original Olmecs-style artifacts. Original stone. Good conditions. Provenance: Private Collection Italy Beautiful and ancient manufact representing an engraved figure with stylized motifs on the surface. The work has been realized in a typical Olmecs Style. The Olmecs developed monumental architecture and urban planning, and performed collective works that could have been produced only by strongly stratified societies. The geographical distribution of small objects allows one to evaluate the expansion of the Olmec style, from Costa Rica to Michoacan, while most monumental sculptures are limited to the Gulf of Mexico area. This building was graced with dozens of slabs depicting falling ritual fighters presented as losers and future victims. Another way of presenting the ugliness of the enemy is illustrated by the big submissive figures carved on the slabs that cover the basement walls of the buildings. In other words, the slabs as a whole were not originally carved for the basement wall against which they stand, and probably come from different buildings or places. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.  

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.99 in. x W 4.89 in. x D 1.19 in.H 15.2 cm x W 12.4 cm x D 3 cm
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    M-102800
  • Reference Number
    LU2698315879532
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