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World Class 4 1/4" Olmec Jade Hummingbird Perforator

CAD 9,975.00 or Best Offer 17d, CAD 66.50 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: jacksonsonmain (1,387) 93.3%, Location: Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 161440673522 DESCRIPTION: Presented is a beautiful 4 1/4" Olmec Jade Perforator. It is a high quality light green Jadeite and is polished over its entirety. Collected in the 1960's. Ex- Finello Collection. Jade perforators are blood letting implements and were highly prized by the ancients. In fact, the were most often bequeathed in ceremony. These implements were also fashioned out of skeletal remains, flint, greenstones, stingray spines, and shark teeth. They vary in form and symbolism. Handles can be plain, incised with a variety of symbols associated to certain deities, or carved into the shape of supernatural beings. The blades, ending in a point, are sometimes shaped into the beaks of certain birds, such as the hummingbird, or into a stingray tail. Perforators were typically used in self-sacrifice rites, which involved drawing blood from several parts of the body. Some representations of Olmec rulers show them holding bloodletters and/or sceptres as part of their elaborate ritual costume. Bloodletting was performed by the ruler to ensure the fertility of the land and the well-being of the community. It was also a means of communication with the ancestors and was vital to sustain the Gods and the world. These rituals were common throughout Meso-America. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Jackson's On Main sells high quality art and antiquities at excellent prices from both our extensive collection and from the private collections of our clients and various estates. Due to prior negative experiences, we reserve the right to cancel any bids from bidders with hidden feedback ratings. Please DO NOT BID if you have a private feedback rating. SHIPPING & PAYMENT INFORMATION: ALL items are packed and shipped with utmost care. WE SHIP VIA U.P.S. U.S.P.S OR FED-EX. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs as stated in the auction unless 'FREE SHIPPING' is indicated. Insurance is included in any shipping costs/quotes. Payment by PAYPAL please Bill Jackson Jackson's On Main 209 West Main Street Mount Sterling, KY 40353 United States QUESTIONS: Feel free to contact us with any questions at: Bill Jackson @ 1-859-432-0519 If you have questions about a specific auction please contact us 24 hours before the auction ends, so we can reply in before the auction ends. We appreciate your interest in, and attention to, our auctions, but PLEASE, if you are not satisfied with the auction description, or our response to a question, we would rather you NOT BID than be disappointed with the product received. Jackson's On Main History: Our business was established in 1966 by Claude and William Jackson, father and son, in Hollywood, California. Claude Jackson (now deceased) was a well known West Coast artist who executed numerous fine works many depicting the great movie stars of early Hollywood. Several of his works have been published and those originals now reside in the collections of various noted individuals and institutions. Most notable probably is his depiction of Marilyn Monroe in his 'Red Kimono', 1975, published as the centerfold in Roger Taylor's anthology Marilyn in Art (1984). For years we operated as a mail order fine art distribution firm selling posters and other contemporary multiples. As time passed we diversified and grew and now we maintain a 3,000 square foot full service walk-in art and antique Gallery in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. We are fully staffed and equipped to provide prompt professional service and we guarantee ALL sales to be as described. We also are always interested in purchasing quality art works and we pay top dollar. If we can't buy it we will gladly consign it and work diligently for you to insure a prompt and fair sale. Please send pictures for quotes. In the meanwhile, Bid with confidence! We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. Bill and Donna Jackson Owners _____________________________________________ RETURN POLICY: Jackson's On Main fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Please view our Feedback rating and comments. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for ANY reason please return it within 14 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund. Buyer pays return shipping. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. wfj967 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Material: Jade, Color: Light Green, Type: Necklaces & Pendants, Age: Pre-1800, Region of Origin: Meso-America, Original/Reproduction: Original

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