Aug 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010



AD 250-550


Overall: 14.9 x 3.2 cm (5 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1972.3


Greenstone ornaments were part of Maya nobles' regalia. This comes from an ornament that was cut in half in antiquity. The original, twice as wide, probably hung from an elaborate belt, crucial to royal costume.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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