Olmec Jade Celt

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 03 August 2022

A polished jade celt or ceremonial axehead from the Olmec civilization of Mesoamerica. The Olmec ritually buried celts to appease the gods and guarantee future harvests, particularly of maize which jade was associated with. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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