Uxmal Gold Earcuffs
£1,345
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Uxmal earcuffs in 9ct yellow gold. Standing to the side of the Pyramid of the Magician, the decoration of the North wall of the Nunnery at Uxmal, the greatest of the Puuc style of Mayan architecture, is triumphant. A detail formed the basis of this design. Uxmal means ' thrice built' in Mayan language. From the Journey to Mexico.

Each earring measures approximately 12mm x 10mm.

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Uxmal

In the courtyard near the pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal towers, the stone carvings in the frieze take the form of an undulating ribbon. With a little alchemy, I transformed the stone into a gold (or silver) cuff, hoping not to ruffle any of those priestly feathers up on high.

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