Guanacaste-Nicoya Jade Figure-Celt Pendant - PF.2165, Origin: Western Costa Rica, Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD, Dimensions: 6.125" (15.6cm) high, Catalogue: V6, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Guanacaste-Nicoya, Medium: Jade. Carved from a deep green jade the color of a forest shadow, this pendant was clearly a prized object in Ancient America. It has been suggested that such ceremonial axes were worn by chieftains and shaman involved in decisions concerning agriculture. The highly polished surface and the large size of the piece exude an aura of power and importance. Even across the barrier of time and culture, we cannot mistake its benevolent and potent magic.
Ancient Central America & Mexico