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Costa Rican Jade Pendant - Playful Monkey

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 200 to 600 CE. Finely carved from a beautiful piece of translucent jade of lovely verdant green hues, an endearing simian creature positioned in profile with nice string-cut details. In the Pre-Columbian world, the monkey was associated with playfulness, foolery, and even debauchery - the exemplar of the concept of a 'Party Animal' in ancient Costa Rica. Custom stand. Size: 1" W x 2.875" H (2.5 cm x 7.3 cm); 3.625" H (9.2 cm) on stand

Condition: Near choice if not choice!

Provenance: private California, USA collection acquired over fifteen years ago

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