This sweet little gold jaguar head pendant (MAJP1000) is the first of many different ancient art items soon to be listed from the personal collection of one of the two owners of HD Enterprises, Inc. including miniature pottery bowls and figurines, beads, gold items, a group of ancient Egyptian scarabs from the famed Mitry collection, and additional high quality and rare items. Attributed to the Veraguas horizon of Panama, dating c.1000-1500AD and measuring 19mm from the top of its loop to the bottom of the jaguar's chin (and 16mm from ear tip to ear tip), this small but adorable Pre-Columbian pendant from the Panamanian Post Classic era, can be suspended from a necklace through its early 20th century 14K gold loop. The handful of photos on this page show the head in a variety of positions so it can be fully examined. In excellent condition with little evidence of wear, the two holes in the back of the jaguar's head were most likely used to support it on an ancient wrapped string necklace that also probably held an assortment of other bead types. Purchased from a dealer (R. Hubert) in the early 1980s at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral show, it is fully guaranteed to our buyer to have been legally acquired and authentic, and brought into the U.S. before the UNESCO agreement prohibited its transfer across the borders. The gold karat weight, confirmed by Sonsthagen jewelers in Denver, is in the 22K range as were most gold pieces from the Veraguas area during the indicated period. The head comes with a descriptive card for display, a map of Panama showing the outline of the Veraguas area, and our statement on the buyer's receipt guaranteeing to our initial buyer that it is authentic. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero Item Number at the top of this page, or to the Inventory Number shown in parentheses in the first sentence of this write-up. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing time, try our 'TWELVE different items on a single page format' by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as 'Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.' Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.