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Pre Columbian Gold Shaman with Monkeys Pendant Diquís A.D. 1000-1500



Pre Columbian Costa Rican Gold Shaman pendant Diquís Delta Area; Costa Rica, Panama A.D. 1000-1500 18 Carat; 76.15% gold Gold weight 66 grams; 42.4 penny wt. Measures: Height 2.5 inches Width 3.5 inches With posture defiantly frontal with flexed arms and legs, this strong warrior figure almost certainly depicts a shaman during his spirit flight. He grasps the inner body of an encircling double-headed serpentine creature whose outer body bristles with eight Spider Monkeys climbing in force. Monkeys were symbolic of warriors in Panama and Costa Rica folklore. A ropelike cord passes from his wrists across his naked body, some form of power conduit related to the braided forms which emanate from his mouth to connect with the five birds which ride the shaman's head. These birds would have been the shaman's spirit messengers and conveyors during his own flights. The curl-terminated snouts of two creatures extend from the shaman's ears to his shoulders. In many areas the shaman is naked during the most intense trance communication, thus becoming a fully open receptor of spirit forces. Condition is excellent with wear commensurate of age and accretions throughout. 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. All artifacts offered for sale are guaranteed ancient and authentic, and have been legally acquired and are legal to sell.  Meaning: no replicas. Nothing in the 'style of' any ancient culture which assures you of one very important thing: When you buy from us, you are unconditionally guaranteed authenticity or your money back! All items legal to buy and sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.


  • Creator
    Diquis (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)Width: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Pre-Columbian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1774212686411

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