P-3812 AN EXQUISITE MAYA JADE PENDANT DEPICTING A HUMAN HEAD. CLASSIC TO LATE CLASSIC CA. A.D. 300-800,
Reportedly by the Merrin Gallery to have been excavated in Michoacan, Mexico during the 1960s.
Height: 2-3/8 inches (6 cm).
Black-green jade sculpture.
Provenance: 1) The Merrin Gallery, New York, 1970. 2) The Sackheim Family Collection, Florida, 1970 to 2016. Sold with the original receipt from Merrin Gallery, New York.
The carving is full-face with a conical headdress. Modern gold setting with loop was added in the 1960s-70 by the Merrin Gallery for suspension as modern wearable art. Remains of the old gallery sticker is attached to the backside.
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