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Eccentric - Mexico, 450-650 Ad. Jc - Archaeology
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"Eccentric - Mexico, 450-650 Ad. Jc - Archaeology"
Eccentric flint white patina lightning bolt. Maya Classic period (450-650 AD.)

The stone is one of the materials chosen by Mayan artists to represent their world view. Mayan the most beautiful objects in stone, the most elaborate, were named "eccentric". The eccentric flint are non-utilitarian objects carved in chert, chalcedony or obsidian. It is believed that the eccentric Maya were produced in stone workshops by specialists, since their size required expertise unheard. very little about Maya eccentric flints known. Multiple forms, they usually represent elements of the sacred world, such as individual animals or geometric shapes and great characters. For example, they found several representations of scorpions and human heads. Some eccentrics are leaf-shaped (lanceolate) and carry at their base a narrow extension, suggesting that, originally, they were attached to a pole, perhaps a spear or scepter. Most Mayan eccentric flint specimens were discovered in caches, where they were stored either for protection or to serve as offerings. If archaeologists agree that the Maya were primarily eccentric offerings, they also believe they could represent symbolic weapons for divine warriors. In all cases, these "eccentric" were sacred objects of high status, closely linked to the power of the Maya elite. This piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a certificate obeying the directives of the OFC, the Federal Office of Swiss culture. You can find us on our website:
Price:400 €
Period:Before 16th century
Style:Rome and Antic Greece
Condition : Excellent état

Material : Silex
Length: l 7,6 cm
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