Costa Rican Gold Zoomorphic Bird Pendant

 

11440. Costa Rican Gold Zoomorphic Bird Pendant

Ca. 800 to 1200 A.D.

Large gold with copper bird man deity pendant depicted with long bird wing arms and paddle type feet. Large round beaded eyes, spiral ornaments with side crests, large hooked beak. Suspension loop on the back of neck. Rich gold surface with a few scattered small spots of blue-green patina.
Size: 3-3/4 inches H. x 3-3/8 inches W. + custom mmount included. Weight 49.20 gms 1.58 ozs.

Provenance: Ex. Cora & Laurence C. Witten II collection, Florida, #CR279.
Published Capturing The Sun, Master Craftsmen of Ancient Mesoamerica, gallery exhibition October 2017

$4,750

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