DescriptionPair of Mayan Floral Jade Earflares
Maya, Southern Lowlands
C. 200-600 AD
1 5/8" Wide Each
The delicate set of earflares is carved from a pale jadeite, each with a flaring form that would have been recessed into the lobe. The two are formed with small notching that delineates four flower petals, each petal with a tiny drilled suspension loop for further ornamentations. One piece is plugged with a matching round disc that is original, the other appears to have never had such a piece. Depictions of men and women wearing floral designed ear ornaments frequent the Maya world and can be seen on monuments, mural paintings, and ceramics. The plugged flare has a small reattached piece on rear, else both are nicely polished and intact.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.
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