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Pre-Columbian Art / Gold Bell Pendant Featuring Two Saurian Deities - FJ.6050
Origin: Costa Rican/Panamanian Border Area
Circa: 500 AD to 1550 AD
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high
Catalogue: V21
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Gold


Additional Information: Sold....220 grams Trudy

Location: Great Britain
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Swirling with cosmic energy from a time and place which resonated in harmony with the laws of the universe, this priceless treasure seduces our minds and emotions with unparalleled intensity. Is it admiration or wonder which sends us into a whirlwind of excitement when faced with such powerful forces of artistic ingenuity and enigmatic supernatural imagery? The transformation from the mundane to the supernatural is readily apparent in view of the ferocious crocodile snouts terminating from long serpent bodies glistening in gold and adorned with beautiful filigree jewelry, which surrounds the serpents' necks and tapers down their bodies. Coils of gold appear on the crocodile snouts and the eyes are so prominent that they literally pop out at us like binoculars. Taunt, erect ears stand firm behind the "all seeing eyes" and a royal filigree crown lies above a magnificent headdress which extends from the top of the head to the neck. The two inner hands hold onto a crescent shaped object, perhaps a symbol of the extraordinary glory obtained by two forces combining their energies into one entity. The mystical forces are further enhanced by two ritual instruments with wide blades held in the two outer hands. The conclusive message of the entire dynamic symmetrical composition may be hidden in the shape of bells. The shape of the feet and bells is reminiscent of the birth of tadpoles bursting forth with new life. This is a miracle within itself and created only when two life forms unite together to create a new life. The whirlwind of excitement which we felt in the beginning may have now exalted into a tempest of rapture while we silently contemplate the enormous amount of creativity and philosophy which was required to create this exceptional work of art. ....trudy - (FJ.6050)

 

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