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Small Veraguas Gold Eagle Pendant, circa AD 800 - 1500

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Small Veraguas Gold Eagle Pendant, circa AD 800 - 1500

Small Veraguas Gold Eagle Pendant, circa AD 800 - 1500

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 USD

Lot sold:

2,016

USD

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Property from an American Private Collection

Small Veraguas Gold Eagle Pendant, circa AD 800 - 1500


Height: 1 3/4 in (4.5 cm)

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Acquired by the present owner's father prior to 1950 
Eagle pendants were produced in many different sizes, ranging from half-an-inch to as much as six inches in height. On this small pendant, the bird's body itself is only about half the size of its tail, which expands downwards. The bird's wings are outstretched, its talons clenched. Its miniature head faces forward with its long beak curving downwards. The two spirals on either side of the head indicate ear ornaments. The majestic bird also wears a three-strand necklace on its elongated neck. A suspension loop is on the reverse.