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ARTEMIS GALLERY Rare Chontal Greenstone Pectoral-Eagle w/ Spread Wings

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Seller: artemisgallery (669) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381845108689 Rare Chontal Greenstone Pectoral-Eagle w/ Spread Wings Pre-Columbian, Mayan territories in southeastern Mexico, Guerrero, Chontal, ca. 800 to 500 BCE. An exceedingly rare greenstone pectoral pendant in the form of a flying eagle with outspread wings and pierced eyes and/or suspension holes. Two perforations through head for suspension as well. The concave form could only have been created by an artisan who had immense command over his/her technique. The eagle as a bird of prey with soaring flight patterns was regarded as a metaphor for the sun throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Its speed, keen vision, and strong talons also made it an ideal emblem elite hunters and warriors. Beyond this piece's impressive artistry and iconography is the inherent beauty of the stone with gorgeous dark green, white, and russet inclusions. What's more, all of the proceeds from the sale of this piece will benefit six animal charities in Taos, NM. Size: 3.75" W x 2.375" H (9.5 cm x 6 cm); 4" H (10.2 cm) on stand #113952 Condition: A minor nick or two at the periphery. Small earthen deposit on wings. Otherwise intact and superb. Provenance: Ex - Private K. Holkza collection via family descent from her sister, acquired in NYC before 1975 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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