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Ancient Pre-Columbian Aztec Carved Stone Pendant in Chacmool Posture

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Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (418) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222833296579 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 Size: approx. 2.75" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: This wondrous pendant features an Aztec warrior figure in the Chacmool posture and also features a few other glyphs on the spine and bottom of the piece. Chacmool is the term used to refer to a particular form of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican sculpture depicting a reclining figure with its head facing 90 degrees from the front, supporting itself on its elbows and supporting a bowl or a disk upon its stomach. These figures possibly symbolized slain warriors carrying offerings to the gods; the bowl upon the chest was used to hold sacrificial offerings, including pulque, tamales, tortillas, tobacco, turkeys, feathers and incense. In an Aztec example the receptacle is a cuauhxicalli (a stone bowl to receive sacrificed human hearts). Chacmools were often associated with sacrificial stones or thrones. Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated with Tlaloc, the rain god. Their symbolism placed them on the frontier between the physical and supernatural realms, as intermediaries with the gods. The chacmool form of sculpture first appeared around the 9th century AD in the Valley of Mexico and the northern Yucatán Peninsula. This piece or any piece depicting the chacmool posture are extremely rare and hardly ever come up for sale. It 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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