This detailed 34" necklace features a patinaed Greek metal cast Maya calendar at it's center, patinaed floral, open work Greek metal cast beads, Genuine Copper Bali Beads, Picasso Copper Czech Glass and Genuine Copper chain. This unique piece is finished with an oversized lobster claw closure.
Among their other accomplishments, the ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and complexity. At right is the ancient Mayan Pyramid Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá, constructed circa 1050 was built during the late Mayan period, when Toltecs from Tula became politically powerful. The pyramid was used as a calendar: four stairways, each with 91 steps and a platform at the top, making a total of 365, equivalent to the number of days in a calendar year. This Greek Cast metal bead starts with lead free base metal, then coated with copper and finished with a patina.