Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (375) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222190208029 Material: Stone, Provenance: Private Collection, Details: 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: Mezcala Approximate Age Range: 700 and 200 BC Material: Serpentine Size: approx. 8.5" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: This extremely rare Mezcala stone knife is is magnificently carved from Jade. The piece depicts the effigy of a humanoid or God was used for blood letting and sacrificial ceremonies to appease the Gods. In all my years of doing this I have never seen aother knife like it. Mezcala knives are incredibly rare and never come up for sale. The ancient Mezcala lived in the present day state of Guerrero in Mexico. Mezcala piece are highly sought after for their artist sculptures and carving by the art market. They truly had a unique style and their artifact were even collected and sought after by the later Aztecs! The Mezcala even coexisted with the great Teotihuacan culture. Obvious signs of age and wonderful ancient patina. 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 guarantee the authenticity of each piece for life. 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.