Antique Mexican Double Headed Bird Brooch c 1920
In Mexican iconography all birds are messengers to the gods. The doubled-headed eagle represents the Shaman's omnipotent power and ability to see in all directions. But perhaps this may also be a reminiscence of that symbol of Spanish power and empire (we notice a crown). Mexico forgets none of its history, neither rejects nor favors any of it, instead accepts it all as part of a vast continuum. And it's a very pretty brooch. So let's call it a swan, and think more happily of love.
2 1/2" x 3".