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Plaque with Seated Dignitary

Plaque with Seated Dignitary

600–900

Jadeite

Weight: 360 g (12.7 oz.)

Private Collection 2.2016

Description

Jade ornaments were important to Maya elite regalia. Indeed, the small, brilliant-green pendant depicts a seated male dignitary wearing such ornaments.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Jade
Medium: 
Jadeite
Credit line: 
Private Collection

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