Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (375) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222017984240 Material: Stone, 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: Mayan Approximate Age Range: Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to AD 250), to Classic period (c. AD 250 to 900) Material: Green serpentine, probably soapstone Size: approx. 3.5" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: The past never ceases to amaze me, and this piece is no exception. This enigmatic carving is ancient Mayan in origin and is skillfully carved in a beautiful green serpentine stone. The figure appears to be a representation of an ancient animal of significance and closely resembles a plated dinosaur. I have shown this piece to many experts in both paleontology and Mayan archaeology, and both have been puzzled by the piece. The piece has had a small restoration to one of its legs. See photos. 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...in addition 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 putt 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.