A fine Olmec Jade Pendant, Pre-Classical Period, ca. 1100 - 400 BCE
A fine Olmec Jade Pendant, Pre-Classical Period, ca. 1100 - 400 BCE

A fine Olmec Jade Pendant, Pre-Classical Period, ca. 1100 - 400 BCE

PJ2305a

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A fine stylized tooth pendant of deep forest green jade, modern strung as a pendant with an adjustable 18" chain of 18K white gold.

Considered the ultimate "Dream Stone," jade was revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and help interpret dreams. Most valued for its metaphysical properties, it was cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life and peaceful death, and was considered a powerful healing stone. The vibrant green variations are a symbol of growth and vitality, especially young, maturing corn, making it a stone that stands for wealth, longevity, vitality, life, and death. Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Costa Rican elites particularly appreciated jade carvings and artifacts and commissioned elegant pieces from skillful artisans. Jade was traded and exchanged among elite members as a luxury item all over the pre-Hispanic American world and is often found in elite burial contexts, as personal adornments. 

Medium: Jade

Dimensions: Pendant length: 1 1/8 inches (3 cm). Strung as a necklace on an adjustable 18" chain of 18K white gold.

Condition: Overall intact and in excellent condition.

Provenance:

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