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COSTA Rica Pre Columbian Jade Axe Avian Celt God Pendant

$7,500

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Pre-Columbian Jade COSTA Rican Avian Effigy pendant Atlantic Watershed 500AD- 1500AD Measures: Length 9.75 inches Width 1.15 inches Depth .75 inch Very nice COSTA Rican jade (axe god) effigy pendant in the form of a bird, influenced by the shape of a stone axe or celt. Soft green, slightly translucent stone. Avian effigy form, probably a parrot, eagle, or curassow. Simple elegant stylized form. Condition: Excellent AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return if the items are not as described. Jadeite was the most precious of all materials in the eyes of the Pre-Columbian people of COSTA Rica. Jadeite and greenstone were worked into a wide variety of items from tools and utensils to items worn as emblems of social and political power. Jade objects were a sign of wealth and prestige. A common form was The Axe god pendant, which was suspended from a cord around the neck. The name "axe god" comes from the form of the pendant, which replicates the shape of the traditional stone chopping tool (or axe). While most are anthropomorphic, some represent animals or supernatural beings. There is evidence that the avian form related to land ownership or land management in COSTA Rican Mayan culture.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 9.75 in (24.77 cm)Width: 1.15 in (2.93 cm)Depth: 0.75 in (1.91 cm)
  • Style:
    Pre-Columbian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1000
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1774212686511

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