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459: A PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYAN (GUATEMALA) TWO-HEADED WHIST

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A PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYAN (GUATEMALA) TWO-HEADED WHISTLE, each wearing headdress. NOTE: The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to AD 250), according to the Mesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state of development during the Classic period (c. AD 250 to 900), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Maya civilization shares many features with other Mesoamerican civilizations due to the high degree of interaction and cultural diffusion that characterized the region. Advances such as writing, epigraphy, and the calendar did not originate with the Maya; however, their civilization fully developed them. Height: 8"

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Estimate $500 – $750
Starting Bid $250
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