Pre-Columbian Chorotega (Mayan) Jade Axe God - Costa Rica

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Seller: jacksonsonmain (1,442) 100%, Location: Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162715885643 DESCRIPTION: The largest and most advanced of Costa Rica's indigenous people, the Chorotegas (which translates to "fleeing people") migrated around 500 A.D. from Southern Mexico into the Nicoya Peninsula to escape slavery.Their customs, language and calendar were largely influenced by more advanced cultures of Mexico and Guatemala. The influence of the Mayans was evident in their written language and use of a calendar, while their spoken language , Nahua, is distinctly Aztec in origin. The Chorotegas excelled at farming, growing abundant harvests of corn as well as cotton, beans, fruit and cacao. The latter was introduced to Costa Rica by the Chorotegas, and they used its seeds as currency. The land was communally owned and harvests were divided according to need. This assured that even those unable to maintain crops, such as widows or the elderly, were provided for. Like most of the advanced, early Latin American civilizations, the cities of the Chorotegas often featured centural plazas with a marketplace and religious center. As many as 20,000 people may have populated a single city, and entire clans lived in longhouses constructed of wood and thatched-roofs. Ceramic art, stone carvings and ceremonial objects made of jade and shells was a very important facet of Chorotega culture and was primarily practiced by women. Ceramic objects were customarily painted in black and red, then decorated with serpents, crocodiles, monkeys and jaguars...a common theme seen in carvings as well. MEASUREMENTS: 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 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. Bill and Donna Jackson Owners RETURN POLICY: Jackson's On Main fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Please view our Feedback rating and comments. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for ANY reason please return it within 14 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund. Buyer pays return shipping. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. WFJ848 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Material: Jade, Origin: Meso-America, Color: Dark Green, Type:: Pendant, Statues, Age:: Pre-1800

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