Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu Valley (Tairona or Quimbaya peoples), ca. 4th to 11th centuries CE. A beautiful, heavy 14K gold nose ring, hollow and open cast with tabs to fit inside the pierced septum. There are tiny cross-hatched and incised lines around the terminals. This item was made for an elite person in Sinu society, a culture known for their fabulous gold decorative items. Size: 1.25" W (3.2 cm); 8.3 grams
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex private Poway, California, USA collector
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