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Pair of earflares

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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

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

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs