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Pre-Columbian style Gold Mask of a Shaman 950 Silver plated with 24K Gold. Can be worn as a Pendant or a Brooch.
“Pre-Columbian” is used to refer to the period prior to 1500 A.D. when Europeans had no influence on the great indigenous civilizations of the Americas.
The Pre-Columbian (ca. 800 – 1500 CE.) Jewellery collections are based on the reproduction of original pre-Columbian gold pieces as displayed at the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia
During this period, civilizations occupying the lands, now known as Colombia, developed their skills and acquired extensive knowledge of working with gold.
The Quimbaya civilization is renowned for its goldwork, demonstrating both fine technical accuracy and remarkably detailed designs.
Gold was known to have had a symbolic and spiritual meaning and had no connection with the modern desire to possess this rare metal.
The precious metal was used to engage with spirits and to summon the gift of fertility from the sun and was often included in ritualised hallucination.
Gold was rare and special in ancient times, and admired for its mystical, magical, and mythological qualities of the metal, rather than for any ascribed monetary value. In some ancient cultures, gold was called “sweat of the sun”, and silver was called “tears of the moon.”
You’ll want to add this marvelous pendant to your collection.
Length: 45 mm
Width: 45 mm
Weight: 18 g