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Earflare pair

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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

John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs