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The word “jade” is used for jadeite, nephrite and other similar semiprecious stones. Although the objects carved in jade come from many places, outcrops of this stone have only been found on Mexico’s west coast and in southern Guatemala. The sheets were cut in a straight line with a sand abrasive perforated with hard cane drills or bird bones and carved with sharp stones. They were polished with beeswax, with an already polished piece of jade or with pieces of bamboo.
Jade was very much appreciated and heavily traded from 1000 BC up to the arrival of the Spaniards, but its more exact significance is unknown. Apparently, it was a sacred substance mainly associated with water. It was also related to wealth. In fact, the necklace beads carved in this material were also used as money. In general, jade was used to make jewelry and other clothing accessories, even for decorating teeth. It was probably not used only by the aristocracy, but its abundant presence in rich offerings suggests that it was concentrated in the hands of the elite.

 
Pendiente antropomorfo

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Clásico 300- 900 d.C.

Measures: 75 mm de alto x 37 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 0098

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Pendiente antropomorfo

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Clásico 300 a.C.- 900 d.C.

Measures:

Part Code: MCHAP 0108

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Pendiente antropomorfo

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Clásico. 700- 900 d.C.

Measures: 193 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0792

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Pendiente antropomorfo

Pendiente

Materials: Stone

Clásico 300 a.C.- 900 d.C.

Measures: 100 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0801

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Pendiente antropomorfo

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Clásico. 300 a.C.- 900 d.C.

Measures: 150 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0804

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Pendiente

Pendiente

Materials: Stone

Clásico 300 a.C.- 900 d.C.

Measures: 92 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0812

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mchap-0820

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Clásico. 300 a.C.- 900 d.C.

Measures: 108 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0820

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mchap-2098

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Formativo. 300 a.C.- 0. Estilo Nicoya-Olmeca.

Measures: 132 mm de alto x 57 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 2098

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mchap-0797

Pendiente antropomorfo

Materials: Stone

Preclásico Tardío 700- 900 d.C.

Measures: 105 mm de largo

Part Code: MCHAP 0797

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