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Eccentric flint
Eccentric flint - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 92951
95 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Formerly in the collection of Mr David Campbell, acquired on 15 April 1998 at the Merrin Gallery, Ne
Medium :
Flint
Dimensions :
l. 7.48 inch X H. 12.2 inch
Ancient Art  - Eccentric flint
Galerie David Ghezelbash

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Eccentric flint

Eccentric flint carved with a multitude of faces. Some wear on their foreheads the double volute of the
pictogram of fire and smoke, symbolizing the "god K" K’awiil, divinity of political power.
These sculpted flint or obsidian objects are real technical feats of strength. The narrower base suggests that this type of object was fitted or fixed on a wooden support thus forming scepters.
Completely devoid of practical use, they probably had a votive purpose linked to the inauguration rituals of constructions, although their exact function remains to this day still enigmatic. The eccentrics were mostly discovered in caches associated with steles or in foundation deposits.

Classic Maya, AD 600-800

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