Tairona Turtle pendant | Galeria Eldorado

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2019-02-19 14.05.22 colgante tortuga Tairona.jpg
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Tairona Turtle pendant | Galeria Eldorado

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This adorable tiny turtle pendant is a reproduction of a pre-Hispanic Tairona artifact (AD 900-1600) displayed in the Gold Museum in Bogota.
Every piece from this collection is plated in 24-karat gold with a beautiful and warm matte finish that diffuses light.

  • Size L x W : 2,7 cm x 1,5 cm

  • Handcrafted in Colombia

This pendant is delivered in a gift box

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For several pre-Hispanic cultures, turtles symbolized fertility and rebirth. Like lobsters and crabs, they may have been seen as mediators between the worlds of land and water. Their shell probably had celestial connotations and served as symbolic musical instruments.

The Tairona culture

The Tairona lived in the coastal bays running along the foot of the Sierra Nevada. They farmed and fished, and also mined salt. They produced realistic and fantastic human and animal-inspired ornaments. From around AD 900 they settled further up the mountains, building stone cities, such as Ciudad Perdida, and developing impressive agricultural terraces.

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