Nicoya Culture - Pectoral Pendant In The Form Of The Axe God - Costa Rica 200-600 Ad flag

Nicoya Culture - Pectoral Pendant In The Form Of The Axe God - Costa Rica 200-600 Ad
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"Nicoya Culture - Pectoral Pendant In The Form Of The Axe God - Costa Rica 200-600 Ad "
Beautiful pectoral pendant representing the mythical figure of the Axe God, deity partly anthropomorphic and partly avian.

Nicoya Culture - Costa Rica, 200-600 AD.
Sculpture in pale blue-green stone veined with white with a polished and shiny surface.

Circular eyes with hollow pierced pupils are peering from his bird mask, his long ridged beak resting on his chest. He wears in symmetry a tiered headdress of triangular shape. The bottom of the pendant is shaped in the spatula form of an axe. A hole drilled through the deity's neck was used to suspend the pendant.

Work offered for sale with its base.

Dimensions :
Height : 20 cm.
Width : 20 cm. 3.5 cm.
Depth: 3.5 cm. 2.5 cm deep.

Height with the base: 21 cm. Dimensions of the base: 5.2 x 3.2 cm.

Cf. Jones (1998: pls. 36 and 35).Jade axe-god pendants range from purely avian to composite figures of part-men, part bird. These celt-like pendant ornaments maybe depicting the avian alter ego of the shaman in a transformative ritual state.
Price : 4200 €
Period:Before 16th century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Pierre
Width : 3.5
Height : 20
Depth : 2.5

Reference : 657925
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