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A COSTA RICAN JADE FIGURAL PENDANT
A COSTA RICAN JADE FIGURAL PENDANT

ATLANTIC WATERSHED, CA. A.D. 1-500

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A COSTA RICAN JADE FIGURAL PENDANT
Atlantic Watershed, ca. A.D. 1-500
A reworked fragment of an Olmec celt representing the torso of a female deity with fingers placed to her chest wearing a closely-fitted garment, with foreshortened head with abstract facial features; in grey-green jade, pierced at the shoulders, at the top and the bottom.
Height 1 1/2 in. (3.5 cm.)

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Cf. Von Winning, pl. 531 right.
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