Costa Rican Gold Avian Bird Pendant

 

8802. Costa Rican Gold Avian Bird Pendant

Ca. 600 to 800 AD

The raptorial bird pulling the braided body of a double headed serpent up to its beak, the two heads clasped in it’s talons. The raptor with tapering beak, scrollwork at the ears and flanges extending straight from the sides of the head and tail feathers also spread. A loop hole for suspension behind. Size: 3-3/4 inches L. (9.5 cm). 75 gms. Custom mount included.
Ex Sotheby’s New York Published Capturing The Sun, Master Craftsmen of Ancient Mesoamerica, gallery exhibition October 2017

$9,500

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