American Jade

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1) Include the basic identifying information including name, artist (if known), time period and culture 2) Describe the work of art’s subject matter and content
3) Describe the context in which the art was made (historical, cultural, social, etc. Did the object have a particular function?)
4) How does the medium affect the content of the work?
5) How do the visual elements and principles contribute to the content of the work and/or its function? 6) Attach a sketch of the work to your essay (Size: 8.5x11, no larger; trim if necessary.): Making a sketch while you are in front of the art will actually help you to observe more carefully. You will not be graded on the quality or skill of this drawing, as long as you make a serious effort.
**Also include a photo of your artwork at the end of your essay.**
7) If necessary, add a page for works cited.

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Ancient American Jade was used in two ancient American regions in Mesoamerica where is was use to simple make beads around 1500 B.C, also in Costa Rica where the first sculptural forms were carved about 1,000 years later. Coasta Rica was a tropical country and biological diversity located between Nicaragua to lower Central America. With the first evidence of worked jade as a pendant excavated in a burial on the Nicoya Peninsula in 700 A.D it eventually died out and been replaced by a fashion for ornaments of gold. The Bird Pendant that Archaeological evidence suggest, was made and treasured in 500 B.C.

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Ancient American Jade was made up of multiple semiprecious hard stones.Its compact structure, hardness and admirable surface gleam was preferred for statues. Jade was a beautiful color when worked.This is a very interesting bird pendant for its color being a blueish greenish making it a one of its own kind.

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The context that the American Jade Bird Pendant consisted of was social, it was…...

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