Maya Jade Bird Pendant

Maya Jade Bird Pendant

A Pre-Columbian Mayan jade pendant carved in the shape of a vulture.

Central America.
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Height: 1 in. (2.5 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 a Texas private collection.

Inv#: 7227


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