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Clamshell-Shaped Pendant


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This pendant, probably originally carved in the Gulf Coast of Mexico in the first millennium B.C., was excavated from tomb some one thousand miles to the south, at the site of Talamanca de Tibás, Costa Rica. Its overall shape represents one half of a clamshell and an image of a hand grasping a composite creature was carved on the interior.

Este colgante, esculpido probablemente en las costas del Golfo de México en el primer milenio a. C., fue excavado de una tumba, a unas mil millas (alrededor de 1600 km) al Sur, en el sitio de Talamanca de Tibás (Costa Rica). Su forma general representa la mitad de una concha y en su interior una imagen de una mano sujetando un ser fue tallada.

Clamshell-Shaped Pendant, Jadeite, Olmec

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