Colombian metalworking societies held the view that the cosmos was made of various superimposed, connected and independent levels of worlds, each with it's own individual properties and beings. The universe consisted of one material visible dimension, and another which was spiritual, powerful, and hidden to most people.
Birds were creatures of a higher plane, and in this Zenu inspired gold plated pendant, three of them perch high above a human figure.
Pendant from the Zenu tradition 150 AC - 900 DC
3"L *2 1/2 W
24K Gold Plated Pendant
Pre-Columbian Ethnic Jewelry