Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (375) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222018014314 Material: Stone, Details: Welcome to:Ancient Origins Boutique We specialize in picking artifacts from the finest private collections from around the globe. We're well known among many prominent collectors and are now available to everyone on eBay! Our mandate is to keep history alive by ensuring these precious items get passed along to a new generation of collectors. Category: Pre-Columbian Country of Origin/Culture: Olmec Approximate Age Range: 1200 - 900 BCE Material: Malachite Size: approx. 2.25" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: the is a very beautiful and intricate piece carved from precious Malachite. Notice the fine dimples carved into the bowl I was told this piece was used for ceremonial purposes to hold either special potions made by shamans or used by royalty to paint their faces or bodies to adorn them in decorative beauty. Experts agree it is an item reserved for the highest classes of society The Olmec are a vastly under studied early mesoamerican culture that are known for their colossal stone heads and their exquisite jade masks and figures. Always open to offers! Ancient Origins Boutique stands by all of our picks and always try and provide the best information possible, based on the information we are provided with from the original collector. As always we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on all items we sell...We guarantee the authenticity of each piece for life. Questions are always welcome and if your looking for more items similar to what we offer, please ask. We constantly have new pieces arriving and don't always have time to put everything up. We are based in Canada and ship worldwide and do offer a combined shipping and handling discount on multiple purchases. Expedited and upgraded postal services are available upon request at an additional cost to the buyer. Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with their country's custom policy's or trade agreements.