A Colima Spondylus Shell Crocodile Amulet, Early Classic Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A Colima Spondylus Shell Crocodile Amulet, Early Classic Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A Colima Spondylus Shell Crocodile Amulet, Early Classic Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE

A Colima Spondylus Shell Crocodile Amulet, Early Classic Period, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE

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Carved within the natural curvature of the shell, the crocodile crouches on bent limbs, its head in profile with an elongated spout, a turquoise inlay is utilized for the eye, and another placed at the edge of the mouth, that contrasts beautifully with the orange-yellow shade of the shell. 

Crocodiles were associated with fertility, rebirth, and the renewal of seasonal and calendrical cycles. 

Dimensions: Length: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Condition: Loss to the back portion of the amulet. Custom mounted.

Provenance:   Joel Malter private collection, assembled in the 1980s, thereafter a private Canadian collection, acquired from the trade in 2009.

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