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Very Fine Costa Rican Avian Greenstone Celt Pendant

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Guanacaste / Nicoya region, ca. 200 to 600 CE. An axe god pendant (sometimes called a celt pendant) finely carved from a mottled greenstone of sage green hues with tiny black inclusions, depicting an avian/anthropomorphic figure, with highly abstract wings/hands held over the chest, a beaked head with string-cut details and crest feathers. A pair of biconically drilled perforations are behind the head of the figure. Size: 1.5" W x 3.8" H (3.8 cm x 9.7 cm)

Condition: Signs of wear on surface commensurate with age, including some scratching on surface and a tiny, ancient chip from the top of the head. Light deposits in the lower profile areas.

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

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