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AN EXQUISITE MAYA JADE PENDANT DEPICTING A HUMAN HEAD(345 views)
Description: 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.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: Reportedly by the Merrin Gallery to have been excavated in Michoacan, Mexico during the 1960s.
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.
Dimensions: Height: 2-3/8 in. (6 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown ancient Mayan artist
Medium: Black-green jade
Date: Classic, circa A.D. 300-800