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Pre-Columbian Maya Stone Celt
a RARE MAYA CELT of BLACK BASALT STONE with INCISED RELIEF AUTHENTICATED and APPRAISED dated 300 -400 A. D.
A large, finely
finished black basalt stone celt with an engraved profile image of a squatting Maya male. The depicted figure is a Maya shaman/warrior
in the act of smoking. was not a working tool but an object of specialized use and sacred signficance.
300 - 700
Black basalt stone.
Weight: of item: Approximately 10 ounces.
Width of item: 2 1/2 inches
item: 8 inches
3/4 inch thickness.
1960 Acquired by Mr. Leo Witlarge, New York, N.Y.
Gift to Mr. Che Baraka, Exhibitions Director; Collection of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Center for Art
and Culture, New York.
item has been authenticated and appraised conservatively for its *Current Fair Market Value and **Replacement Cost, by a Senior
Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America: Rachael Goldman, a certified expert appraiser member of the eBay
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* Current Fair Market Value is the amount someone might receive when selling their item to a dealer or
at auction. It is also the amount most government tax agencies (IRS, Revenue Canada, Inland Revenue, etc.) recognize as the
tax deductible amount were the item donated to a charitable organization.
** Replacement Cost is the retail amount
one might reasonably pay to purchase the item from a dealer, gallery, store, etc. It is also the amount for which one may
want to insure an item.
Date/Era/Period: 300- 700 AD
Description: Appears to be a basalt
carved Mayan glyph that is commonly called a celt. Extremely polished with the repair throughout as noted by a long crack
throughout. There is no doubt that this is a Mayan celt which may have functioned in its origins as a blade. Though it has
been broken off the incised piece remains clear and shows what is typical for a Mayan warrior and there is a small curling
piece of smoke coming from his mouth which represents in Mayan iconography as that the smoking or inhaling of hallucinogen
substances to get into a trance for liminal spaces. In the tradition of the going into these liminal spaces allowed the shamanic
leader to meet with people from his past, to see events that are yet to come and to see his new powers.
broken lengthwise and repaired broken across width and repaired greyish white patina on back side
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