Maya Jade Spoon


Maya Jade Spoon

A Pre-Columbian Mayan polished jade pendant blood-letting spoon drilled through at the side for suspension.

Central America.
Ca. 500-800 AD.
Length: 3 3/4 in. (9.7 cm).

The Maya were the dominant culture in Meso-America between the 3rd century BC and the end of the first millennium AD. Their architecture and art are of the finest found in Pre-Columbian America. Their highly developed pottery industry produced a wide variety of vase forms that varied widely in their decorative motifs and functions.

Formerly in the P. G. collection, Anaheim, California, inherited in the 1970's.

Inv#: 5900


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