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Lot 0051C
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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Small puncture / loss on one side. Light surface dings and scratching commensurate with age. Nicely preserved decorative details.

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Sinu 14K Gold Nose Ring - 8.3 grams

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA