BIRD PENDANTCULTURE DIQUÍS/CHIRIQUI, COSTA RICA-PANAMA 800-1200 AP. AD24-carat goldH. 6.3 cm - W. 6 cm - Weight: 32.8 gDiquís/Chiriqui bird pendant, 24k gold,Costa Rica-PanamaH. 2 3/8 in - W. 2 3/8 in - Weight. 1,129 ozProvenance:Private collection, Paris, 1980sFrench Private CollectionAmong the birds represented in the different cultures of Panama and Costa Rica, the eagle is the most important. It is present in almost every culture that masters silversmithing. Birds of prey represent territorial control and power over "spiritual territory". They symbolize the flight of the shaman to other worlds.