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Extremely Rare Jade Mayan Nebaj Picture-Plaque 700 AD COA

Extremely Rare Jade Mayan Nebaj Picture-Plaque 700 AD COA

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This is an extremely rare jade picture-plaque that dates to the Late Classic Period around 700 AD. In my 40 years of collecting, I have never seen one for sale. These plaques all belong to one school of carving known as Nebaj-type plaques because the first specimens to be found in situ in the Mayan area come from Cache 14, Mound 2, at Nebaj, Guatemala. All are made of special varieties of jades of Class 3. This type of jade tends to decompose, as in this specimen, which lends to its authenticity. It is 3 1/2" long by 2 3/4" wide. It was found by Frank Ackenback in 1978 in South Texas along the Rio Grande River and he has been the only owner. It comes with a Bill Jackson COA.