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Tairona Greenstone Bat-Wing Pendant, Ex- D. Bernstein

$395.00
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Tairona, ca. 1000 CE. This is a pale greenstone pendant that is shaped like an abstract bat head with long, thin wings and a hole for suspension. There are simple carvings at the end of each wing. Bat-wing pendants served as grave goods and are very common in the Tairona region. For example, in a burial from the Venezuelan Andes (which was culturally close to Tairona), archaeologists found a bat-wing pendant interred alongside raw materials of serpetinite and steatite. Size: 5.25" L x .25" W x 1.25" H (13.3 cm x 0.6 cm x 3.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, prior ex-David Bernstein, NYC, NY in 1985.

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