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PRECOLUMBIAN TAINO NEPHRITE FULL FIGURE PENDANT

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PRECOLUMBIAN TAINO NEPHRITE FULL FIGURE PENDANT

Lot 3032 Details

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Pre-Columbian Taino Nephrite Anthropic full figure pendant made from Jade. Probably Atabey, goddess of fertility. Hands pushing belly, legs spread, and birthing bulge good symbolic indicators of Atabey. Single conically drilled support hole at top of head. Jade occurs in the Dominican Republic, but fine carvings are rarely offered. Measures 3.25 inches long. From the Larry Roberts Dominican Republic collection, author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall with no chips or cracks present. This lot has a reserve.
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PRECOLUMBIAN TAINO NEPHRITE FULL FIGURE PENDANT

Estimate $800 - $1,000
May 19
Starting Price $200
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3032: PRECOLUMBIAN TAINO NEPHRITE FULL FIGURE PENDANT

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Est. $800 - $1,000Starting Price $200
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Lot 3032 Details

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Pre-Columbian Taino Nephrite Anthropic full figure pendant made from Jade. Probably Atabey, goddess of fertility. Hands pushing belly, legs spread, and birthing bulge good symbolic indicators of Atabey. Single conically drilled support hole at top of head. Jade occurs in the Dominican Republic, but fine carvings are rarely offered. Measures 3.25 inches long. From the Larry Roberts Dominican Republic collection, author of “Taino Sculpture Art of the Gods” and “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust”. Very good condition overall with no chips or cracks present. This lot has a reserve.

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