Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Figure-Celt Pendant - PF.3383
Origin: Western Costa Rica
Circa: 100 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Guanacaste-Nicoya
Medium: Jade


This beautifully carved dark green jade pendant represents an anthropomorphic figure in a balanced symmetrical form. The cool green of the jade and the perfect symmetry are visually and emotionally soothing. Its calm and timeless presence and power appeal to our senses as it did to people of Ancient Mesoamerica. Moreover. The soothing essence of the graceful jade pendant motivates us to touch it, and to desire to keep it close to our body. Such precious jade amulet not only symbolized virility but it also represented rank and authority of chieftains or shamans who wore this prized pendant. Because such pendants were considered as possessing power, they were also often worn by chieftains in ceremonies concerning agriculture and prosperity. The jade pendant was kept close to chieftain's or shaman's body, perhaps to feel its vibrant power even across the obstacles of time and culture. The finely carved jade amulet's grace, power, and magic are undeniably evident today. - (PF.3383)



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