This gold bat strikes us at once and leaves an
unforgettable impression upon us. Wide spread
wings, bulbous eyes and snarling teeth at once
make us aware of the killer instinct of the bat.
This impression of power is further intensified by
the gold. A chieftain-shaman-warrior wore this
gold pendant as a symbol of his importance
within the society. This dangerous bat
represents the qualities that the warrior should
possess to defend himself against his
adversaries. This extraordinarily beautiful object
is a rare treasure now as it was centuries ago.