Pre-Columbian, Panama, Chiriqui culture
An incredibly-preserved pale blue-green jade anthropomorphic pendant, the deity figure squatting with hands placed over chest as if engaged in a ritual or prayer – the overall form being celt-shaped.
The features are finely string-cut and delineated in bas relief.
The pendant may have been worn suspended through the eyes.
A magnificent piece, replete with impressive technique and intriguing iconography as well as inherently beautiful jade.
CONDITION: Very good
ORIGIN: Panama, Central America