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Chiriqui Gold Pendant of an Armadillo - FJ.2981
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 1000 AD to 1500 AD
Dimensions: 2.125" (5.4cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Chiriqui
Medium: Gold


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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The peoples of ancient Mesoamerica had a great appreciation for the natural world. The native flora and fauna of Costa Rica inspired artists to recreate their forms in glittering gold. Here, with timeless charm, the Chiriqui craftsman has fashioned a golden armadillo. With his armored shell, long tail, and pointed snout and ears, this little creature enchants us today as he surely did to his ancient owner so long ago. We can only hope he does not tire of our admiration, and roll himself into a golden ball to hide. - (FJ.2981)

 

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