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    An Important Costa Rican Jade Celt
    c. 200 - 600 AD

    An axe-god pendant in mottled gray-green jade, deeply carved to depict the god with broad mouth and protruding tongue, raised cheek area, nose and brows, finely etched guilloche pattern on headband and lower arms, finely etched fangs under mouth, addorsed serpent heads at crown; eyes, cheeks, and corners of the mouth drilled for inlay. Conical drill holes through neck for suspension, raised break-line down back. A superb example of the type. In excellent condition.

    Provenance:
    Enrique Vargas Alfaro, 1970s

    Height: 6 ¼ inches


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    16th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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