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Costa Rica Jade Avian Axe God Celt Pendant Pre Columbian, 500 AD-1500 AD

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A fine Costa Rican Jade Axe God. Guanacaste-Nicoya region, circa A.D. 1-1500 Of celt form depicting the mythical part human- part avian figure, with circular eyes peering from the bird mask, the beak with ridged caruncle resting on the chest, hands with incised fingers, and with a bird perched as headdress above. Pierced through the neck for suspension. Measures: Length 4.9 Inches Width .75 Inch Depth .3 inch Very nice Costa Rican jade (axe god) effigy pendants in the form of a bird, influenced by the shape of a stone axe or celt. Light green with 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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.8 in. (12.2 cm)Width: .7 in. (1.78 cm)Depth: .3 in. (7.62 mm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Pre-Columbian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1000
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1774213086631

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