Pre-Columbian Leap Frog Bracelet - Museum Shop Collection
Long before the arrival of the Europeans and others, Native people of Latin America had mastered many metallurgical techniques, including mining, hammering, and casting gold to produce jewelry, ornaments, masks, and other items. In ancient Latin America, gold symbolized power and spiritual wealth but was never used for money. Human figures of this type were carried by shamans and are thought to represent the spirits that empowered and assisted them.
Material: pewter with gold finish.
length: 7.5 inches.
Made in the U.S.A.