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Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant - PF.2809
Origin: Western Costa Rica
Circa: 100 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 5" (12.7cm) high
Catalogue: V14
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Guanacaste-Nicoya
Medium: Jade

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This exquisite jade pendant of cool green stone depicts a harpy eagle, which was very likely worn by a shaman or some other person of high social stature. The harpy eagle, native to Central America, was considered a symbol of strength and nobility. Because it flew high above the landscape, it was thought to represent the all-seeing qualities of a shaman. In ancient times, this pendant was an emblem of high rank and authority. In the present world, its beautifully carved form and solemn spirituality gains our admiration. - (PF.2809)

 

 

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