Ancient Olmec Head, Resin

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The Olmec were an ancient Pre-Columbian people living in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in what are roughly the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco.The Olmec flourished during Mesoamerica's Formative period, dating roughly from 1200 BCE to about 400 BCE. The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. As no known pre-Columbian text explains them, these impressive monuments have been the subject of much speculation. Once theorized to be ballplayers, it is now generally accepted that these heads are portraits of rulers, perhaps dressed as ballplayers. Infused with individuality, no two heads are alike and the helmet-like headdresses are adorned with distinctive elements, suggesting to some personal or group symbols. There have been 17 colossal heads unearthed to date.The heads range in size from the Rancho La Cobata head, at 3.4 m high, to the pair at Tres Zapotes, at 1.47 m. It has been calculated that the largest heads weigh between 25 and 55 short tons (50 t). The heads were carved from single blocks or boulders of volcanic basalt, found in the Tuxtlas Mountains.
The Olmec Head listed here is a replica of the original sculpture. It is made out of a Poly Resin material and weighs 4 pounds (1.814 kilograms). It measures; 8.5 inches (21.59 centimeters) tall by 7 inches (17.78 centimeters) wide by 7 inches (17.78 centimeters) deep.
Olmec Head is great for a bookend or just for display. You will also get a certificate explaining history of head as listed above. This is suitable for framing.