Atlantic Watershed Jade-like Stone Pendant in the From of a Mother and Child - PF.3131
Origin: Eastern Costa Rica
Circa: 1 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 6.25" (15.9cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Atlantic Watershed
Medium: Jade-like Stone


In a soft forest green, an ancient sculptor has created a pendant depicting the blessed mother and child. The mother is affectionately holding her child who is bundled on her back. Such a representation is intended not only to suggest familial devotion, but also to demonstrate the sacred connection between mother and child. The color green, bearing the breath of life, is carved symbolically to represent fertility and perhaps protection. Such a sculpture of domestic life may lead us to believe that the mother used this amulet to ensure the safety of herself and her child through travel or every day household activities. The mother is the archetype of motherhood: strong, devoted and full of patience and love to her child. - (PF.3131)



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