Tembeta Sun Pendant

This 24K gold pendant, unique in style, has a rather quaint source of inspiration. In pre-Columbian times, indigenous people of high status maintained a hole pierced in the lower lip, through which food leaked out, according to some chroniclers. Thus they would affix in place this type of ornament, which would sometimes resemble the jaws of fierce animals such as the jaguar.  This styled sun possibly doubled as spiritual protection.

4" L * 3.7" W

24K Gold Plated Pendant

Pre-Columbian Jewelry

$185.00 $4,600.00