ANCIENT INCAN AIRCRAFT ?
This Meticulously detailed and hand fabricated 14KT Yellow Gold Pendant is a scale replica of a Pre-Columbian artifact on display at the Museo Del Oro in Bogota, Colombia.
This is a substantial Pendant that was hand carved and finished by Robert West to original dimensions. It is a fascinating piece of Jewelry.
It measures 33.73 mm in length and 24.35 mm in width across the wings. Bearing uncanny resemblance to modern aircraft, these oddly-shaped objects have been found in ancient tombs across central America. Fashioned in solid gold by the Chibchas, a pre-Incan culture, they were used as amulets, to decorate sacred trees and placed as offerings in tombs. Estimated at roughly 2000 years old, researchers have found 33 of them in Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
Although Archaeologists consider them stylistic renditions of birds or flying fish, from a modern standpoint they appear to be accurate three dimensional representations of very advanced aircraft, including an odd symbol on the wings like military aircraft of today.
In 1954, the original “Golden Airplane” was part of the Pre-Columbian Gold Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The deltoid wing and vertical tail section immediately attracted the attention of aircraft designers. Newspapers of the day report that exhibition directors allowed it to be tested in a wind tunnel where it demonstrated remarkable maneuverability and the capability for supersonic speed. Some historians actually believe the Ancient model helped Lockheed technicians design their first supersonic plane.
The "Aircraft" is listed as one of the Ten Most Mysterious Artifacts of the Ancient World and is presently used as the logo for the Ancient Astronaut Society.
This is an extremely intriguing piece of jewelry that won't be found in retail stores. Order yours today and own a beautiful replica of this curious item.
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Paul White of ANCIENT IMPRESSIONS http://www.mondovista.com/impressions
Price below does not include the chain.
Chain is available separately.
No mass production methods are used in the manufacture of my items. If this item is not presently in stock, it may take up to 14 days to create.
This item is also available in 18KTY or 24KTY (999.9 pure)
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