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From the Vada M Sandes Collection

Maya Eccentric Snake Flint, c. 500-800 AD

Chert; 14.5CM/193gm

Con/ as knapped; acid washed to remove stony inclusions.

Provenance/ Our best guess is the ancient Maya city of Lamanai, Belize. It was only after her demise in 2012 that we found this eccentric flint in a disintegrating shoe-box in her garage. We knew she had traveled there with a group of Christian Baptist missionaries back in 1963 to Belize, (I was only 12 years old at that time) but exactly where she collected it is moot.

Link to more info concerning eccentric Maya flints -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eccentric_flint

Seller's Note/ Such ecctentic flints are extremely rare and never seen outside of museums.