National Geographic : 1943 Sep
The National Geographic Magazine Stone Figurines and Jade Jewelry Are Pathetic Artifacts from a Child's Tomb Hollow plugs of child-size were worn in the ears. Pendants (below) were attached to them. Two statuettes have eyes of fool's gold (iron pyrites). A third (left) has lost one of its black obsidian eyes. SNational Geographic Soelety Kdlachlromes by Richard II. Sewart This New World Jade, Matching Burma's Most Precious, Is Worth a Small Fortune Each of the cylindrical emerald-green beads is valued at $300 to $400. The carved stone face combines two sacred symbols, ax and jaguar. Where La Venta mined or bought this jade is a secret of the dead.