AN EXQUISITE MAYA JADE PENDANT DEPICTING A HUMAN HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

 

This blue-green jadeite carving is a full-face with a conical headdress. A modern gold setting was added during the 1960s-'70 by the Merrin Gallery for suspension as modern wearable art. Remains of the old gallery sticker is attached to the backside.

$2,400.00

ORIGIN

Maya, Found in Michoacán, Mexico, CLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA. A.D. 300-800.

DIMENSION

H 2IN
H 5.08CM

PROVENANCE

1) The Merrin Gallery, New York, 1970., excavated in Michoacan, Mexico during the 1960s.
2) The Sackheim Family Collection, Florida, 1970-2016.
Exhibited: The Epcot Center, Disney World, The Pre-Columbian Pavillion, Orlando, Florida, for over 30 years.

CONDITION

Excellent.