Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Incised Celt, 10th–6th century b.c.
    Mexico; Olmec
    Jade (jadeite); H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1963 (1978.412.5)

    A large, finely finished jadeite celt with an engraved profile image of an early Mexican deity was not a working tool but an object of specialized use and sacred signficance.

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  • Incised Celt, 10th–6th century B.C.
    Mexico; Olmec
    Jade (jadeite); H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1963 (1978.412.5)

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