A Pre Columbian Jadeite Axe God celt pendant from the Guanacaste/Nicoya region.
The axe god pendant Of Highly stylized Human form drilled through the neck for suspension.
Jade and Jadeite was one of the most precious materials in Pre-Columbian cultures.
Jade in pre columbian times was used as jewelry and body decoration and was considered to have mystical properties
for the wearer as well as giving power and prestige.
Period: Casta Rica Guanacaste-Nicoya, Ca. 800 to 1200 AD
Size: H 7.1 cm , 3 inches
Comes with custom stand,
Ex UK collection before 1960
Condition: original archaeological patina wear consistent with age