Mayan Stone Serpent Finale with Jade Inlay, Totomoxtle, Mexico, ca 550 AD.
A Maya stone finale, possible for a staff, in the form of a serpent. The serpent's mouth is drilled through connecting to a cane drilled hollow interior. With flaring nostrils, deep eyes with pronounced brows and scroll work sides. One eye containing a jade circular jade inlay. The forehead containing four (4) circular cut jade inlays. Purchased from Mr. R. Barker 1949, Rex Arrowsmith, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1990, to the estate of the Late Nancy Webb, Tryon, North Carolina. 2 1/4" length 1" diameter.