Pre Columbian Colima. Rare OBSIDIAN SPEAR Blade 8¼ " L. Volcanic Glass Excellent

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller zeus_gallery (3,745) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303278579985 Click picture to enlarge image size. ~ . ~ . ~ Pre Columbian Obsidian ~ Volcanic Glass ~ Spear Blade Pre Columbian Colima Obsidian Spear Blade Ca. 100 BC-250 AD. Colima Culture, West Mexico. Striking Rare Colima Mahogany-Black Obsidian Spear Blade. Beautiful Volcanic glass~bifacial (flaked on both sides) exhibiting supreme flaking/ knapping skills ~ leaf shaped blade tapering to a point at ends. Choice obsidian, a volcanic glass, which the Colima Culture used as an excellent tool making material. Such blades are seen in pottery depictions of warriors of the Colima culture in battle scenes & in individual figures who menacingly display them. Often found as caches, obsidian blades also appear to have had ritual / ceremonial significance and would have been necessary in the afterlife. The color is a deep mahogany mixed with black. This coloration is due to oxidizing hematite or magnetite found in volcanic glass. The Xitli Volcano erupted right around the 1st century BC. which dates this piece after that event where rapidly cooling lava created an envir- onment for obsidian formation.. Excellent condition; intact. Length: 8-1/4 in. (20.8 cm) length. Width: 4.2 cm. Comes with custom museum quality metal and Lucite display mount. Mounted height: 9-1/2 in. Ex Private NYC Collection. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity--Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. Also, if item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes with our Gallery C.O.A. © Copyright 2016-17 ZEUS GALLERY eBay ID zeusgallery. Images are not actual size Please see description for actual measurements. Material: Obsidian, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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