PRE COLUMBIAN * MAYAN Incised "Spindle Whorl" (Golden Agate) ORNAMENT * 338

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 29, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
Authentic Pre-Hispanic Incised Spindle whorl from the Mayan culture at Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Approx date: Postclassic Period 800-900 A.D.
Description: Type of Spindle Whorl or incised (Button) ornament made of precious (Golden Agate) stone. This type of spindle whorls were made of different materials like terracotta, jade and other precious stones like the one we presented here. Spindle whorls were used in ancient textile manufacture by the Mayas and other cultures in mesoamerica.
Condition: Pristine condition.
Diameter: Approx 1-5/8 inches Weight: 0.4 ounces (unpacked)
Provenance: Private BC Collection, Mexico. To the best of my knowledge, this beautiful ornament was found at the Mayan site of Cobá by the actual collector in expeditions to Quintana Roo, Yucatan and other Mayan sites in the early1970's.
Guarantee Authenticity. (We guarantee the authenticity and provenance of this piece of Mayan antiquity, but due to the federal regulations and controls of Mexico's patrimonial Archaeological Artifacts, an official COA certification will be impossible to provide). Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.