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Avian Bird Pendant

Avian Bird Pendant

Costa Rica, gold, ca. 600-800 AD
A raptorial bird pulling the braided body of a double-headed serpent up to its beak with two heads clasped in its talons. The raptor has a tapered beak, scrollwork at the ears, and flanges extending straight from he sides of the head and tail feathers. A loop hole for suspension behind.
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