Mayan Obsidian Blade

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Mayan obsidian blade, with oustanding percussion and pressure flaking.

Price: SOLD

Size: 13,5 x 3,8 cm ( 5 1/4 inch)

Period: c. 600 - 900 AD

Material: Obsidian

Provenance: ex.  R. Baird collection U.S.A. 

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  • Obsidian tools played an important part in certain Mesoamerican-wide rituals like bloodletting.

    A form of mild self-sacrifice, bloodletting was in imitation of the sacrifice the gods had made in order to create humanity.

    Obsidian bloodletting tools were often buried in tombs alongside the deceased, both males and females.