Pair of earflares

Maya
Classic period
A.D. 250–850


Object Place: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, or Honduras

Dimensions

3.2 x 6.1 x 6.5 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.717a-b

Medium or Technique

Jadeite: traces of red-orange pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A pair of very thin earflares with unusually long shafts (2.9 cm), carved from bright, mottled green jadeite. All surfaces are highly polished to a high gloss except the shafts’ interior surface, which is polished to a dull sheen.

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