Earflare pair

Maya
Classic period
A.D. 250–850


Object Place: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, or Honduras

Dimensions

1 x 2.6 x 2.7 cm (3/8 x 1 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.711

Medium or Technique

Jadeite: traces of red pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A pair of square earflares carved in the shape of a four-petaled flower. Although they are the same size, one is carved from a mottled green jadeite and the other is carved from a more uniform, dark green jadeite.

Provenance

About 1971-1973, purchased in Guatemala by John B. Fulling (b. 1924 – d. 2005), Lighthouse Point, Florida; 1987, year-end gift of John B. Fulling to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling