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Jade Avian Axe-God Pendant - PF.2170
Origin: Guanacaste, Nicoya, Costa Rica
Circa: 1 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 8.125" (20.6cm) high
Catalogue: V7
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Jade


Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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A symbol of authority and strenght, this jade pendant was no doubt worn by a tribal chieftain, a shaman or a warrior of some importance. It is adorned with a double bird motif, perhaps representing a ceremonial mask. Birds of prey such as this were revered symbols of natural power and grace, and were linked spiritually with persons of rank. Beautifully carved from a pale blue-green jade, this emblem of authority still speaks clearly to us across the ages. - (PF.2170)

 

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