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    Collection 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.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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