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Lot 0127F
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Guanacaste / Nicoya region, ca. 200 to 600 CE. An axe god pendant finely carved from a mottled greenstone of sage green hues with white inclusions, depicting an avian/anthropomorphic figure, with wings/hands held over the chest, a beaked visage with string-cut details and crest feathers, arms raised (or possibly more pronounced crest feathers) above, and below the figure - a cross-hatched band with a large celt form. A pair of biconically drilled perforations behind the head of the figure. Size: 5.75" H (14.6 cm); 6.75" H (17.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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Chip to lower right corner. Otherwise intact and excellent with an intentional vertical ridge on verso.

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Large Costa Rican Jade Axe God Pendant

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA