Maya Obsidian Carving

Maya Obsidian Carving



Acquired in the Yucatan, near Chichen Itza.  A genuine obsidian sculpture.

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The Maya people are a group of Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. They inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation to include the peoples of the region that share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage; however, the term embraces many distinct populations, societies, and ethnic groups that each have their own particular traditions, cultures, and historical identity.

Obsidian is a hard, dark, glass-like volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization.