Federico Jimenez Obsidian Mayan Mosaic Face with 3 Strands Hand Made 925 Beads 25"

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Federico Jimenez Obsidian Mayan Mosaic Face with 3 Strands Hand Made 925 Beads 25"

3,900.00

Looking like it should be behind some lit case at the Museum,Federico took from his ancient Oaxaca Mayan roots & paired this with having a more SW modern day feel,is what this necklace is about.This is the beauty you will get when owning a Federico piece, is the fact that he can take you back to his ancestral roots,while also creating these very contemporary American SW pieces, that no one else dares to create!

The  attached pendant is very "Apocalypto" (Mel Gibson Movie) & has a serious 1500's Pre-Colombian feel.

The pendant is a large decorative colorful piece,where the face is all hand cut mosaic from Obsidian,which was used in this area of Mexico by the Maya for centuries..Even though it looks like dark brown,it has the green-ish cast known to Obsidian.It is designed to have a more 'raw' & very irregular cuts.(Please zoom in on all the photos) 

The face is bezel set & sits atop of sterling with a gorgeous array of Red Spiny Oyster Shell that acts as a Headdress & has large round Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons on the bottom of the face.

The pendant is strung on 3 strands of all hand made, 8 mm range sterling Navajo Pearl beads, that are held straight by having horizontal bar spacers..(pic 9) One by one,these beads are made with time & care & are not made by machine manufactures.This also adds to the beauty & value.. 

This isn't your everyday piece & just to look at it,it says so much! It's cultural look takes us back centuries ago & takes us back to a different time & place.

This is a super weighty necklace,weighing 3/4 pound & even though the pendant is not dainty in no way speaking,I would say most of the weight is from all the beads.

If you don't want to keep opening this & closing it,it is long enough to slip over the head..It is truly a special piece & is made & designed for the one who loves Mexican Maya culture,history!

**Please Note:What can appear as a empty spot at the top of the head as if the mosaic isn't there,it is actually the picture..Remember,by giving close up pics,makes everything appear more magnified & normally these things are not seen with the naked eye.**

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ARTIST:Federico Jimenez

METAL: Sterling Silver

METAL FINISH:Slightly Oxidized

WEARABLE LENGTH: 25"

WEIGHT: 12.1 OUNCES (3/4 of a pound)

BEAD SIZE: 3 Strands 8 mm Range 

PENDANT MEASUREMENT: 3-5/8" x -3-1/4"

STONES:Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise/Obsidian

SHELL: Red Spiny Oyster Shell

CLOSURE: Box Clasp

HALLMARK:JF/STERLING 

Comes Boxed.