Mexico or Central America, Maya style (250-900) / Ornament / 250-550Mexico or Central America, Maya style (250-900)

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mayan
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico or Central America, Maya style (250-900)
Title: Ornament
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 250
Creation End Date: 550
Creation Date: 250-550
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Jadeite
Dimensions: Overall: 14.9cm x 3.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1972.3
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Style or Period: Mexico or Central America, Maya style (250-900)

Greenstone ornaments were part of Maya nobles' regalia. The rectangular bead hung horizontally, though it is shown vertically to make clear the hieroglyphs, which refer to two rulers-one the other's successor-of the same Maya center. The second 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.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1972.3
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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