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Avian Form Axe God Costa Rica

CAD $3,420.34 or Best Offer 10d, CAD $61.08 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: jacksonsonmain (1,421) 97.4%, Location: Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 161599339170 Color: White, Type: Necklaces & Pendants, Primary Material: Jade, Age: Pre-1800, Region of Origin: China, Original/Reproduction: Original, Details: DESCRIPTION: Highly polished, mottled green Jade / Greenstone example from Costa Rica. This beautiful artifact is 4" long. 500 B.C. - 900 A.D. Formerly of the Sadofsky Collection. This avian style axe god pendant is carved in high relief. The head is accentuated by notches cut at the neck. The headdress is nicely decorated with a scrollwork design. The eyes are heavily framed with raised ridges and the beak is the most impressive raised feature. But the eyes project its greatest strength. The basic form of an axe god pendant is a celt, which is an ungrooved axe. But they were not made from working celts, they were made only to resemble celts. Axe gods have been found at the neck and chest level of male, female, and child burials indicating they were worn as necklaces and as pendants. The people who owned them were members of wealthy and powerful families. The axe image relates symbolically to wood clearing tools. So it's possible that the owners of the best examples may have been heavily involved either politically or religiously in agricultural activities. Axe gods are known for their unique artistic styles, craftsmanship, and quality of stone. Most of them were made from one form of jade called jadeite. Jadeite is a stone that is recognized around the world for its color, durability and lustrous polishing qualities. Costa Rica's oldest dated axe god is also recognized as the oldest example of worked jade in the country. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Jackson's On Main sells high quality art and antiquities at excellent prices from both our extensive collection and from the private collections of our clients and various estates. Due to prior negative experiences, we reserve the right to cancel any bids from bidders with hidden feedback ratings. Please DO NOT BID if you have a private feedback rating. SHIPPING & PAYMENT INFORMATION: ALL items are packed and shipped with utmost care. WE SHIP VIA U.P.S. U.S.P.S OR FED-EX. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs as stated in the auction unless 'FREE SHIPPING' is indicated. Insurance is included in any shipping costs/quotes. Payment by PAYPAL please Bill Jackson Jackson's On Main 209 West Main Street Mount Sterling, KY 40353 United States QUESTIONS: Feel free to contact us with any questions. If you have questions about a specific auction please contact us 24 hours before the auction ends, so we can reply in before the auction ends. We appreciate your interest in, and attention to, our auctions, but PLEASE, if you are not satisfied with the auction description, or our response to a question, we would rather you NOT BID than be disappointed with the product received. Jackson's On Main History: Our business was established in 1966 by Claude and William Jackson, father and son, in Hollywood, California. Claude Jackson (now deceased) was a well known West Coast artist who executed numerous fine works many depicting the great movie stars of early Hollywood. Several of his works have been published and those originals now reside in the collections of various noted individuals and institutions. Most notable probably is his depiction of Marilyn Monroe in his 'Red Kimono', 1975, published as the centerfold in Roger Taylor's anthology Marilyn in Art (1984). For years we operated as a mail order fine art distribution firm selling posters and other contemporary multiples. As time passed we diversified and grew and now we maintain a 3,000 square foot full service walk-in art and antique Gallery in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. We are fully staffed and equipped to provide prompt professional service and we guarantee ALL sales to be as described. We also are always interested in purchasing quality art works and we pay top dollar. If we can't buy it we will gladly consign it and work diligently for you to insure a prompt and fair sale. Please send pictures for quotes. In the meanwhile, Bid with confidence! We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. 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