Size: 1" tall x 3/4" wide x 1/4" deep
w/ 18"chain
Material: 18 ct. Gold plated Sterling Silver

Cast Directly From Original
Exclusive toTheurgics Ltd.
Life size

c. AD 200 - 400
Location: Calima Culture, Columbia, South America

This unique and attractive figure has been the subject of heated controversy for 30 years. The original was made by artisans in the jungles of Columbia about 1600 years ago. Beautifully crafted in a gold alloy called ‘tumbago’, it was intended to be worn as a pendant. Archeologists generally believe the figure represents a stylized flying fish as are found about 100 miles off the South American coast. While the figure is very similar to these fish, some aspects, particularly around the tail, are significantly different. In 1968 Eric Von Daniken published the controversial book "Chariots of the Gods?" which speculated about ancient astronauts visiting South America. In a follow-up 1972 book, "The Gold of the Gods", Von Daniken shows a picture of a gold flying fish pendant which he believes represents a airplane used by outer space visitors. Our piece is an exact recreation molded directly from the original piece auctioned by Sotheby’s. Whatever you choose to believe (and note the figure itself is smiling) enjoy wearing an ancient but stylish mystery.

ID # :

COCJ002F (Gold Plated Sterling Silver Necklace)
COCJ0024 (Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pin)
COCJ0028 (Sterling Silver Necklace)
COCJ0029 (Sterling Silver Pin)


Original Flying Fish

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