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In 14k Yellow Gold. Contains one high quality 2.5mm CZ gemstone. Can be used as septum, nose, nipple, or cartilage ring. 1/2

$84

In 14k Yellow Gold. Contains one high quality 2.5mm CZ gemstone. Can be used as septum, nose, nipple, or cartilage ring. 1/2

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Sinu High Karat Gold Nose Ring

Lot 0070B Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu/Zenu culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. An extremely long Sinu gold nose ornament with a curved nose section and overall hammered and tapered body with flared wing ends. An intriguing piece fascinating for its abstract form that while some 1000 years old boasts a design that rivals any modern aesthetic! The Sinu peoples lived along the Caribbean Coast and in the river valleys of Colombia from around 200 to 1600 CE. They were gifted in many ways, known for their extensive irrigation and waterwork systems, the significant political roles of women in their society, and of course, their exquisite goldwork. In the 16th century, the Spaniards were impressed by the opulence of the Sinu's ceremonial burial gold. Some of this gold was cast using the lost wax method; however, much was also hammered into reliefs and plates with the utmost artistry and skillful technique, like this exceptional nose ornament! Weight: 6.7 grams. Custom stand. Size: 4.25" W (10.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Scollard collection, acquired before 1990

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#115130
Condition
Excellent form, very little sign of age.
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Sinu High Karat Gold Nose Ring

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$1,600
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$2,400
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$800
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0070B: Sinu High Karat Gold Nose Ring

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$725
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Est.
$1,600
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$2,400
Starting Price
$800
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0070B Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu/Zenu culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. An extremely long Sinu gold nose ornament with a curved nose section and overall hammered and tapered body with flared wing ends. An intriguing piece fascinating for its abstract form that while some 1000 years old boasts a design that rivals any modern aesthetic! The Sinu peoples lived along the Caribbean Coast and in the river valleys of Colombia from around 200 to 1600 CE. They were gifted in many ways, known for their extensive irrigation and waterwork systems, the significant political roles of women in their society, and of course, their exquisite goldwork. In the 16th century, the Spaniards were impressed by the opulence of the Sinu's ceremonial burial gold. Some of this gold was cast using the lost wax method; however, much was also hammered into reliefs and plates with the utmost artistry and skillful technique, like this exceptional nose ornament! Weight: 6.7 grams. Custom stand. Size: 4.25" W (10.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Scollard collection, acquired before 1990

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.

#115130
Condition
...
Excellent form, very little sign of age.

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