White-mottled sea-green jadeite
L. 11.5 cm (4.5")
This ultra-simplistic effigy depicts a parrot-like bird with upturned long, grooved, beak and pitted eyes. The curved conical body sweeps gracefully behind. A bi-conical perforation on the tip of the beak allows for suspension as a pendant. Grooves also define the neckline and base of the beak. The Guerrero region of West Mexico produced a plentiful supply of Olmec style jades, but this highly polished abstraction is of unique elegance.