About this artwork
Emblems of caiman and caiman-like creatures were often symbolic of the land floating in the primordial sea, thus evoking the original world creation and the ongoing ties between the mythic past and the heroic present.
- Double Pendant in the Form of a Mythical Saurian with Tusks
- 750 CE–1250
- Gold with plaster restoration of boar tusks
- 6 × 7 × 2.32 cm (2 3/8 × 2 3/4 × 7/8 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by the Auxiliary Board