Maya Jade Porpoise Pendant
A Pre-Columbian Mayan jade pendant in the form of a porpoise strung with several cylindrical jade beads.
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 an Israeli private collection.