Ancient Pre-Columbian Aztec Carved Stone Pendant Mask W/ Jade Inlaid Stones

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Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (445) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222833321561 Welcome to:Ancient Origins Boutique We specialize in picking artifacts from the finest private collections from around the globe. We're well known among many prominent collectors and are now available to everyone on eBay! Our mandate is to keep history alive by ensuring these precious items get passed along to a new generation of collectors. Category: Pre-Columbian Country of Origin/Culture: Mexico/Aztec Approximate Age Range: 1200 AD - 1500 AD Material: Jasper with Jade inlays Size: approx. 2.25" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: This Spectacular stone funerary pendant was expertly crafted form a gorgeous piece of red and white marbled jasper with stunning green jade inlays for the eyes and teeth. The piece also features an engraving of a sun or perhaps Venus, the morning star. The most important celestial entities in Aztec religion were the Sun, the Moon, and the planet Venus (both as "morning star" and "evening star")—all of these bearing different symbolic and religious meanings as well as associations with certain deities and geographical places—whose worship was rooted in a significant reverence for the Sun and Moon, whose natural functions are truly of immense importance to life on Earth. One curious aspect of this piece is the fact that although this is an was designed to be a pendant, the ancient artisan abandoned the pendant idea once the flaw in the stone became apparent. You see, as he was drilling the holes with a painstaking process with a bow drill, the piece cracked, and rendered the ability to complete the pendant;s functionality impossible. Therefore, this piece was simply laid to rest as a stand alone artifact with the deceased to adorn their tomb. This piece would be an incredible addition to any pre-Colombian collector's collection. would make a fine addition to anyone's collection, and is a fantastic piece of history! Obvious signs of age and no evidence of modern tooling. Always open to offers! Ancient Origins Boutique stands by all of our picks and always try and provide the best information possible, based on the information we are provided with from the original collector. As always we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on all items we sell...We always guarantee the authenticity of each piece for life or your money back.Questions are always welcome and if your looking for more items similar to what we offer, please ask. We constantly have new pieces arriving and don't always have time to put everything up. We are based in Canada and ship worldwide and do offer a combined shipping and handling discount on multiple purchases. Expedited and upgraded postal services are available upon request at an additional cost to the buyer. Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with their country's custom policy's or trade agreements. Material: Stone, Provenance: Private US collection

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