Head Pendant

Date: 6th–9th century

Culture: Maya (Mexico or Guatemala)

Medium: Jade (jadeite)

Dimensions: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); L. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)

Classification: Jade

Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

Accession Number: 02.18.309

Description

The Maya had a preference for a bright apple-green jade that is notably different from the preferred blue-green of the earlier Olmec peoples.

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