Jade Amulet 0020


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Axe Chieftain Jade Amulet

Created in a lovely cut of green jade, this class of jade amulet – axe chieftain – represents an important amulet type that would have been a highly appreciated possession for its bearer as many of such types of dios hacha – axe gods – were created among these pre-European societies in the territory of present day Costa Rica.

This particular unisex jade amulet depicts a shaman or chieftain with a crown of two crocodile heads – the crocodile being a venerated animal of the many waterways in and around this jade producing region of Guanacaste and the northern plains of the Atlantic watershed.

  • Size: 5 cms long
  • Central American jadeite
  • 500 BC – 800 AD

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg