DescriptionCollection of Three Maya Pendants
Maya, Southern Lowlands
C. 400-900 AD
Jadeite and White Stone
1¼" to 1¾" Long
The nice collection includes three pendants, all different depictions. The smaller is carved of a tight grained whitish stone with strong polish and depicts a profile image of a thick lipped chief with an earflare. Drilled laterally for suspension and intact. The bright green example is carved from a choice selection of jadeite, with large drilled bi-conical suspension hole, showing incised lines of a diamond shaped eyed, thick lipped mouth, and wearing a headdress; intact and excellent with strong polish. The largest is carved from a green dense pale stone, possibly jadeite, high polish on the back and either with heavy encrustation on the face or ritually burned within an offering vessel. The image shows a deity with huge reed drilled circular eyes, a pupil in center, large nose, grooved mouth, and notched hair or cap on top of the bulging head. The image is very monkey-like. This pendant is arched on the rear and drilled twice for suspension and intact.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200.
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