Central American Jade Amulet: Quetzal Bird
This jade axe/’axe-god’ amulet – an elegant quetzal blade – features a common amulet design widespread around this region before the arrival of the Europeans: usually an anthropomorphic or avian form over a smooth axe blade.
The raw material chosen for this piece is a lovely cut of a forest green jade. These Pre-Hispanic jades, such as this Central American jadeite jewelry, often possess an aesthetic which resonates with contemporary 21st Century tastes such as this piece – clean, elemental lines.
- Size: 3 1/4″ (4.5cm long)
- Central American jadeite
- 500 BC – 800 AD