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    Pendant: Shaman Holding Rattles
    Veraguas, Chiriquí, Diquís
    A.D. 700 - 1500
    Gold, Weight 84.1 grams
    Height 3 1/16 in. Width 2 3/8 in.

    The flexed legs of this shaman along with the rattles he holds in each hand indicate participation in a ceremonial dance. This is further supported by the concentrated, trance-like expression and the fact that the knee and ankle bindings may have had attached bells. The tooth-like, rayed headdress and huge ear-flaps enhance the sense of a ritualized context. A beaded and banded necklace completes the garb. The casting is rough in several places, especially at the jointure points of legs to body and the neck area, but overall condition is good. A bar rather than the more usual loop is provided for suspension.

    The lot is sold with a statement of authenticity from the distinguished expert Robert Sonin.

    Provenance
    Charles Craig, Santa Barbara



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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