Aug 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010

Bar Bead

Bar Bead


Jadeite-albitite, modern black pigment

Overall: 4.6 x 7.2 cm (1 13/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Weight: 253.05 g

John L. Severance Fund 1950.377


Greenstone ornaments were part of Maya nobles’ regalia. The hieroglyphs of the bead, which hung horizontally, refer to two Maya rulers.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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