mayan box


Hi, nice forum you have   Im sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but not long ago I bought this box at the flea market
 It looks to me like an old mayan peice was found and made into a jewel box, could someone please tee me more, thank you. Brad



Picture of mayan box
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Metar6 years ago
Is that a stone carving or metal?
Goodhart6 years ago
I have to agree with Ann here, and as the box looks fairly aged, it might be worth something even if the stone inlay is only a copy.
artfulann6 years ago
Green stone/jade is my guess on the stone. I would definitely take a close up picture of the stone (you could also scan it or photocopy the image- it might make the glyphs easier to see in black and white) and send a good copy to a Museum that has a Pre-Columbian curator. My guess is that it is a good copy, but I'm not an expert. It is a nice piece!
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Is that a stone carving or metal? I guess if you can peek at the edges or look closely maybe you can determine if it was hand tooled or just cut/cast by machine or more modern methods. Is it cursed? Maybe take it to an antique dealer or even a museum to see if they can appraise it for you. Good luck.
bradsimms (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
thanks for the reply. the inlay un the lid is stone and looks hand carved