Seller: jacksonsonmain (1,423) 97.5%, Location: Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 161440711882 Color: Green, Type: Necklaces & Pendants, Primary Material: Jade, Age: Pre-1800, Original/Reproduction: Original, Region of Origin: Meso-America, Material: Jade, Details: DESCRIPTION: Extra large and wide example from Central America. Ex- Sadofsky Collection. Gorgeous Green Jade. Ear flares have been part of human expression and body modification throughout time and across cultures. The flare’s physical purpose was to stretch the skin of the earlobe into an elongated circular shape; depending on each culture’s standards, this modification could meet physical standards of beauty, represent traits of character, or reflect a combination of the two. The material used to make the ear flare also played a large role in the owner’s social prestige. In the Mayan world, an ear flare derived from jade, a mineral more precious than gold to the Mayan people, was a display of wealth and power by the elite of the society. Due to the slow nature of ear stretching, it also was a sign of patience and discipline; children would have their ears pierced at ages four through seven beginning with small flares, and would gain progressively wider ear flares as they went through their life milestones. The ear flare was also seen as a physical extension of the human ear, and a way to further the connection to other subject’s speech and song, acting as a mediator (Hutson, 125). Besides the use of an ear flare to display these traits, there was a much deeper religious meaning associated with jade and the design of the ear flare as a spiritual conductor. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 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. 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. gc2563 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. 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