Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 November 2015
Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica

At home on land or water and in the air, birds are important to art and mythology. They often symbolize the flight of soul up to heaven. From Costa Rica, South America, 11th to 16th century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 28). Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4263/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 28, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4263/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Nov 2015. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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