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March Eclectic Collections

Sat, Mar 23, 2024 02:00PM EDT
Lot 94

Group of Mayan Jeweled Teeth

Estimate: $400 - $600

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Group of Mayan Jeweled Teeth
Group of thirteen teeth with jeweled inlay. Likely jade, turquoise or hematite. Probably Mayan. Case 8.5" x 4" x 2".

The Ancient Mayan's used to decorate their teeth with gemstones as they believed their breath had a connection to the divine. As a result, they used to file, polish and decorate their teeth to purify their breath. This usually happened as a rite to adulthood.

Condition

one tooth broken.

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