Precolumbian Gold Shaman-crocodile Pendant
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre 1492: item # 83320
Please refer to our stock # 100.80HD when inquiring.
HD ENTERPRISES, INC.
PO Box 22082
Denver, CO 80222
|This phenomenal depiction of the shaman undergoing empowerment is almost pure gold! Worn in Precolumbian Panama by a member of the Veraguas group, the 3 7/8” long pendant (100.80HD) was authenticated and tested as 23K gold by the Orenda laboratory in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s difficult to find the right words to describe an item of such beauty and power, but a similar, only slightly larger piece sold at Sotheby’s years ago for almost $80,000! This extraordinary example of the ancient gold worker’s art is the second in a series of three that we own that represents the transformation of the shaman to his alter ego, in this case the caiman or South American crocodile. A truly spectacular and wearable pendant that comes with a small display card, a map of Panama highlighting the Veraguas area, and the original Orenda laboratory authentication packet.|