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Tairona Stone Implement for Coca Drug Preparation

Lot 0071A Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Tairona, ca. 1000 to 1550 CE. A hand carved red stone with white intrusions (brecciated jasper) drug implement with a receptacle at one end for grinding lime to mix with coca leaves to permit the narcotic access to the bloodstream, pierced for suspension. This piece was created by the Tairona Indians who lived along the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Santa Marta. A rare and stellar example! Size: 5.5" L (14 cm)

Provenance: Ex - private Poway, CA collection.

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#113855
Condition
Very minor nicks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Overall excellent.
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Tairona Stone Implement for Coca Drug Preparation

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$800
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$1,200
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$400
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0071A: Tairona Stone Implement for Coca Drug Preparation

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$800
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$1,200
Starting Price
$400
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0071A Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Tairona, ca. 1000 to 1550 CE. A hand carved red stone with white intrusions (brecciated jasper) drug implement with a receptacle at one end for grinding lime to mix with coca leaves to permit the narcotic access to the bloodstream, pierced for suspension. This piece was created by the Tairona Indians who lived along the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Santa Marta. A rare and stellar example! Size: 5.5" L (14 cm)

Provenance: Ex - private Poway, CA collection.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113855
Condition
...
Very minor nicks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Overall excellent.

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