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Jade Amulet 0008

Eagle Axe Head Amulet

This lovely cut of deep dark green jade represents an eagle-themed axe head. The cultures that created these wearable pieces of jade held in high esteem the motif of an axe blade. These axe blades and ‘axe-gods’ (an axe blade in which the upper part features a stylized anthropomorphic or bird figure) were power symbols that were very important to the wearer as they were buried with their owner for the afterlife. The eagle was, and still is, a venerated animal of the region by today’s Native groups.

  • Size: 1 3/4″ (4.5 cm) long
  • Central American jadeite
  • 500 BC – 800 AD.
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