Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Tairona Shell Pectoral

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1364788

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Arte Xibalba
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A rare Tairona pectoral pendant from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3” long and is carved from the columella of a large shell. It depicts a bird of prey and is drilled and cut to depict an open beak holding prey. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, mounted on custom stand.

Cf. Levenson “Circa 1492 – Art in the Age of Exploration”, page 622. $225

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