• Culture/People:

    probably Classic period Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Pendant representing the Maize God

  • Date created:

    AD 300-900

  • Place:

    Palenque; Palenque Municipality, Selva Region; Chiapas State; Mexico

  • Media/Materials:

    Jade

  • Techniques:

    Carved, polished, drilled

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Dr. Julius A. Skilton (1833-1897), a physician, war correspondent, Consul-General to Mexico under President Ulysses S. Grant, and businessman who also collected and excavated during his time in Mexico; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1916.

  • Dimensions:

    3.6 x 5.2 x 0.4 cm

  • Catalog number:

    4/6276

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