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Lot 0173A
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1470 to 1532 CE. Two matching 12 karat gold ear spools with an attractive design comprised of hemispheric forms surrounding a central circular inset that resembles flower petals. Each has a petite copper curved component on their smooth back which probably served as a fastener. The round central inset may once have held some other decorative stone or shell inlay. Size of each: 0.85" W (2.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Harvey Collection, acquired prior to 1972

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#119762

Condition

Small areas of deformation to the hemispheric gold components; copper has bright green patina.

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Matched Pair of Inca Gold & Copper Ear Spools

Estimate $500 - $750Mar 2, 2017