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GENUINE HIGH QUALITY JADE

11541. MAYAN CARVED JADEITE PENDANT. 3.5 cm. The pendant an expertly carved detailed depiction of a facing noble wearing an ornate headdress, ear spools and necklace, his hands open and upturned above his belt, his legs and feet showing below. Carved from nigh quality genuine apple green semi-translucent jadeite. Very rare thus. Choice original condition with no problems whatsoever. Provenance: An Italian collection acquired in the 1970s when the family was resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

$14,000.