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Pre-Columbian Maya Eccentric Obsidian Scepter

Pre-Columbian Maya Eccentric Obsidian Scepter

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Pre-Columbian Maya Eccentric Obsidian Scepter. Cira.600 A.D. to 900 A.D. 5” x 0.625” x 14.5. These visually complex silhouette scepters, many found at Copan,embodied their role as cutting weapons and were symbolic of the martial pursuits of most late classic period rulers. Repaired break. Ref. Maya pg. 259, Rizzoli, 1998. Provenance: Spencer Throckmorton Gallery, NY, NY.