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Bird Pendant
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Bird Pendant


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Avian, or bird, pendants form one of the major groups of Costa Rica jades. Though some have been identified as harpy eagles, predators of the tropical forest and powerful symbols to early complex societies throughout the Americas, others are quetzals, elegant, iridescent, and reclusive birds. Throughout much of Mesoamerica's history, quetzal feathers, green, like jade, were prized items.
Exhibitions
  • Art of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2010.
Provenance John Stokes, Nyack, NY; Claudia Lord Stokes, New York, NY; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of Claudia Lord Stokes, 2003

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Period
100-500 (Early Classic)
Medium
dark green jade
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1511
Measurements
H: 5 11/16 x W: 1 5/16 in. (14.5 x 3.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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