Ancient Colombian metalworking societies projected images of the cosmos on ornaments, containers and offering figures. Because of their profound symbolic associations, metals (and particularly gold), were favorite materials for expressing these images. These objects became depositaries of universal movements, as well as climate and agricultural cycles.
This 24K gold plated breastplate, replicated on this pendant, clearly expresses one of these cosmic explanations.
Quimbaya 1000 DC-1600 DC
3" L * 2.3"W
24K Gold Plated Pendant
Pre-Columbian Inspired Ethnic Jewelry