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Tairona Tumbaga Pendant of an Alligator - PF.0746
Origin: Colombia
Circa: 800 AD to 1200 AD
Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Tumbaga


Additional Information: 12.6 Grams

Location: United States
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Throughout the Isthmus of Central America, the alligator was venerated as a god. The golden reptile of this superbly stylized pendant surely must come from the divine sphere. One can only imagine the place where such a creature might live--a swamp made of glittering emeralds and polished jade. - (PF.0746)

 

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