This magnificent avian pendant is a
example of the gold artistry that was
by the 16th century Spanish explorers
landed on the Panamanian isthmus.
documents speak of witnessing
craftsmanship and creativity. Surely this
powerful avian creature was one of those
works of art that capture dthe explorers'
and soul. The boldly exaggerated wings
give the pendant a forceful dynamism.
anthropomorphized body adds an element
mysticism and intrigue that evokes the
compelling presence of ancient shamans.
symbolic imagery of this gold pendant
become elusive through time but there is
mistaking the magical and spiritual energy
still emanates from this masterpiece.