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