Figural Celt Pendant

Figural Celt Pendant

500 BC-AD 300
Culture
Uncertain:
Country
Costa Rica
Style/Tradition
Axe God
pendant
Fashioned from jadeite, this pendant was formed using a combination of drilling, carving, incising, and polishing techniques.
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1994.833
. Figural Celt Pendant. 500 BC-AD 300. Fashioned from jadeite, this pendant was formed using a combination of drilling, carving, incising, and polishing techniques.. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1994.833.
Dimensions
height: 3 3/8 in, 8.5725 cm; width: 3/4 in, 1.9050 cm; depth: 3/8 in, 0.9525 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas
Exhibition History
  • "Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica: From the Collection of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer." Clara A. Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, February (?)-March 4, 1977. (Traveled to: Maxwell Museum, Albuquerque, NM, October 12, 1977-May 30, 1978).
  • "New Worlds of the Rich Coast: Ancient Costa Rican Jade and Gold from the Collection of Jan and Frederick Mayer." Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April-May, 1990.
  • "Reading the Unwritten Past: Central American Culture before Columbus." Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Arts Center, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, September 18, 1992-October 25, 1992.

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