Translucent Mayan Blue Jade Contemplation Pectoral, Guatemala, ca 600 AD
An exceedingly rare type which may be considered a "contemplation piece". The main motifs include Maya Lords and Turtles which can me seen in a variety of poses. In fact, each time the pectoral is turned in hand, the images change. Turtles are deeply rooted in Maya Cosmology and this Jade may reflect a play on one of their Myths. 2 1/8" length (5.5 cm).