Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant

Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant
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Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant
Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant
Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant
Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Bird-Celt Pendant

Intricate Details and Artistic Narrative of this

Jade Bird from Costa Rica

 

Pre-Columbian Jade from Costa Rica. Bird celt with a smoothly flowing shape sets off admirably the quality of the stone and its polish. Gorgeous pale sea-green jade with veins of white. Rounded triangles in relief indicate wings. Eyes are set in a broad groove, surrounded by a rim that resembles spectacles, and further emphasized by an incised line that continues onto the beak. A pair of wide knobs on the head generally gives a resemblance to the local Nicoya great horned owl. The back displays a flat sawed surface, partially smoothed with a broken septum. Additionally, there are two drilled holes on each side of the head, allowing for suspension and wear of this object.
H. 4.125”/10.48 cm. Choice to near choice condition. Guanacaste-Nicoya region, Costa Rica. Ca. 500 B.C. – 500 A.D.

Price $5,200

 


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