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Carved Bowl

1200–900 BCE
Diameter: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); Overall: 12 x 14 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
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Although the Olmec heartland is located on Mexico's Gulf Coast, sites with Olmec-style architecture and sculpture are also found in the highlands of Central Mexico. Small-scale Olmec works in jade and pottery are even more widely distributed; their ownership probably conferred great prestige.
Carved Bowl

Carved Bowl

1200–900 BCE

Mexico, Central Highlands, Olmec

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