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Extremely Rare Taino Stone Ceremonial Ballgame Ball
Pre-Columbian : Costa Rica Pre AD 1000: item #1364438
1364438


Apolonia Ancient Art
303-321-7351 gallery



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This extremely rare ceremonial stone ball is attributed to the Taino culture, and dates circa 1100-1250 A.D. This piece is approximately 5.3 inches in diameter, and is a perfect sphere. This piece is a hard sandstone that is native to the Caribbean region where the Taino culture dwelled, and there also have been many ceremonial ball-courts found in Puerto Rico, where the Mesoamerican ballgame was played with a rubber ball. The piece offered here may have been from this region of the... Click for details

Costa Rican Bow-Drilled Jade Necklace with Celt God Pendant
Pre-Columbian : Costa Rica Pre AD 1000: item #1325875
1325875


Apolonia Ancient Art
303-321-7351 gallery



$1,265.00 

This complete piece is made of 22 tubular jade beads, along with a jade "Celt-God" pendant, which is also known as an "Ax-God" pendant. The beads strung together are approximately 22 inches long, and the "Celt-God" pendant is approximately 4 inches high by 1 inches wide near the base. This piece dates circa 200-500 A.D., and it was produced in northern Costa Rica, in an area known as the Atlantic Watershed region. The beads and pendant were "bow-drilled", with a hole created from drilling at... Click for details

Costa Rican Jade Pendant of a Male Dignitary
Pre-Columbian : Costa Rica Pre AD 1000: item #1195170
1978


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
tel 561-994-0811



3500.00 

Costa Rica, finely carved, blue-green jade, figure of seated male dignitary, Middle Polychrome Period, ca. 800 - 1200 C.E. Jade is 3 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1/4" deep. Height on custom stand is 4 3/4" high. Fully carved on both sides and depicted in profile. Wearing a tightly fitted headdress and ear spools with perforation through back of neck for suspension. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Allan L. Long collection, New York. According to archaeologist Michael J. Snarskis one of the... Click for details

Rare & Powerful Costa Rican Jade Avian Votive Pendant
Pre-Columbian : Costa Rica Pre AD 1000: item #1027901
1027901


Apolonia Ancient Art
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This interesting piece is a carved jade pendant that is from the Costa Rican region, and dates circa 300 B.C.-500 A.D. This piece is approximately 1.5 inches high, and is part of a complete "axe-god" pendant. This piece likely formed a complete piece that was approximately 4.25 to 4.5 inches high, and may have been string cut into three near equal sections. This beautiful dark green jade piece is the upper section of a complete pendant, and is in the form of an avian head. The dark green... Click for details









 










 










 










 










 










 


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