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Gold Pendant of a Frog with a Double-Headed Crocodile Emerging from its Mouth - FJ.6169
Origin: Costa Rica/Panama
Circa: 500 AD to 1550 AD
Dimensions: 2.875" (7.3cm) high
Catalogue: V21
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Gold


Additional Information: sold iv
$4,000.00
Location: United States
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Apart from their obvious charm, frogs had symbolic importance for the ancient Costa Ricans. Gold pendants usually show frogs in a naturalistic pose, sitting with hind legs flexed and rear feet often as oversized rectangular or trapezoidal plaques. - (FJ.6169)

 

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