Pre Columbian Jade Necklace Ancient Mayan Maya 500-950AD Speckled Jaguar Spotted. An authentic antique Pre Columbian Mayan Jade necklace, late classic period (500-950 AD), composed of 51 stone beads of tubular, round, flat, and barrel-shaped forms.There are speckled jaguar and spotted beads. The ancient beads are strung on a necklace with Sterling silver beads which are interspersed with the ancient jade. At the base is a modernist mid-century Eames Era pendant of great style which is hallmarked HANNA Sterling.
CONDITION: This is a museum quality ancient object in perfect condition. The Jade portion of the necklace is 28 inches (72 cm) long. The medalion is 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter.
REFERENCES: In references these types of stones are described as Central American Jade. "Jade from the Cenote of Sacrifice Chichen Itza, Yucatan" By Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. Also in "Maya" published by RIZZOLI, New York, page 554. In the pre-Hispanic epoch necklaces made of green stone beads are one of the elements most commonly used by the Maya to reinforce the high rank of an individual wearing them.
All our artefacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. The Mayan Culture is considered to be one of the largest cultures in the American continent because of their knowledge in the sciences, astronomy, and more. This civilization was born during the third millennium before Christ, living in a 320,000 square kilometre territory, taking in regions of Mexico, Guatemala, the Honduras, Belize and part of El Salvador.
Through the centuries they were able to form a great civilization. This civilization had power for over 2000 years; from the VI century B. Treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure to cherish for generations and one which will only increase in value over time! Please be sure and look at our other auctions for more wonderful treasures which we have discovered from around the world including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-Century, Eames Era, Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian pieces as well as Scandinavian Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish silver and gold, Portrait Miniatures, Austrian Vienna Bronze, Christmas, Holiday, Perfume and Vanity items and Miniatures! Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates.The item "Pre Columbian Jade Necklace Ancient Mayan Maya 500-950AD Speckled Jaguar Spotted" is in sale since Saturday, September 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\The Americas". The seller is "annakristifigs" and is located in West Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.