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Gold Pendant of a Shaman Holding a Double-Headed Snake - FJ.6158, Origin: Costa Rican/Panamanian Border Area, Circa: 500 AD to 1550 AD, Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Pre-Columbian, Medium: Gold. The male figure sits with his knees bent, feet extended over the curved lower bar. With both hands he clutches the heads of a stylized snake, the rope-like body of which is draped over his lap and groin area above his exposed genitals.

Gold Pendant of Shaman Holding a Double-headed Snake, Costa Rican/Panamanian Border Area, ca.

"Late Classic period (600-850 C.E) Maya incense burner portraying two images of the Maya god K'awil, also known as God K. The above image of K'awil appears to have mushroom inspired ear-plugs, and is crowned with the Fleur de lis emblem, symbolizing his "lordship" in a divine trinity, as god of lineages, divine sacrament (Soma) and blood sacrifices. K'awil is the Maya god most frequently depicted on the Double-headed Serpent Bar."

"Late Classic period (600-850 C.E) Maya incense burner portraying two images of the Maya god K'awil, also known as God K. The above image of K'awil appears to have mushroom inspired ear-plugs, and is crowned with the Fleur de lis emblem, symbolizing his "lordship" in a divine trinity, as god of lineages, divine sacrament (Soma) and blood sacrifices. K'awil is the Maya god most frequently depicted on the Double-headed Serpent Bar."

The Zapotec rain god Cocijo. Monte Alban, Oaxaca. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

The Zapotec rain god Cocijo. Monte Alban, Oaxaca. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

Ancient Mayan skull carvings from Copan.

ancientart: “ Ancient Mayan skull carvings from Copan. Courtesy & currently located at the Museo Regional de Arqueología Maya, Honduras. Photo taken by Recovering Vagabond ”

A rare and stunning pair of Greco-Roman earrings depicting the face of Eros or Cupid. Pendants of gold hearts and blue glass paste beads complete each piece. 1st century B.C. to 1st. century A.D.

Greco-Roman, Earrings depicting face of Eros or Cupid w/ pendants of gold hearts and blue glass paste beads, c.

Maya Rise and Fall; Popol Vuh Museum; Guatemala City; Universidad Francisco Marroquin; Incensario; Guatemala; Mayan; Maya; .

Maya Rise and Fall; Universidad Francisco… The details are amazing, considering the fact that it was made by some sets of tools and a pair of hands.

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