A Costa Rican Dark Blue-Green Jade Face Pendant
ca. 500 - 1000 CE
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This striking Costa Rican face pendant has been expertly carved and string-cut from a stunning piece of deep, blue-green jadeite, the expressive face with large, perforated eyes, drilled facial features, and perforated ear lobes. There is a suspension hole in the top center of his hairdo. Designed for wear, this early pendant has been restrung with a very pretty necklace comprising round beads of antique Chinese and Peruvian turquoise and a central 14K gold bead highlights the pendant.
Condition: Remains of a relief cut spine on the reverse of the pendant, it is intact and in excellent condition overall. A very fine example.
Dimensions: Pendant height: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm), Width: 1 5/8 inches (4.1 cm), Necklace: 18 inches (45.5 cm)
Provenance: Private Midwest collection, collection #: 1.6, acquired between 1969 and 1975 and then by descent.