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Atlantic Watershed Jade Masked Figure Amulet - PF.2802
Origin: Eastern Costa Rica
Circa: 100 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 3.75" (9.5cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Atlantic Watershed
Medium: Jade

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A remarkable example of the fine craftsmanship in the Atlantic Watershed Zone of Costa Rica, this awe-inspiring amulet embodies the attributes of a bird as well as a monkey. This powerful figure, wearing the mask of a monkey, stands victoriously on top of another monkey as two double-headed serpents crown his head. Was this shaman with the wings of an eagle and the head of a monkey that had the strengths and characteristics of these animals? Or was it an amulet worn to obtain their powerful attributes? This is a rare and fascinating depiction that intrigues the beholder. - (PF.2802)

 

 

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