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Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Chavin culture, ca. 900 to 200 BCE. A beautiful golden ring whose design appears timeless, and that would not look out of place being worn today. A large ovoid sheet of 14K gold has been gently bent to mirror the shape of a finger; this is attached at its center to a narrow, thin gold band. A remarkable and delicate sign of ancient wealth, made to be worn by royalty or the elite! Size: 0.8" W x 2.5" H (2 cm x 6.4 cm); 4.75" H (12.1 cm) on included custom stand. US ring size 4-5 (the ring is slightly bent, which makes measuring it difficult). 3.8 grams.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex Westermann collection

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Slight bending to form. Patina from touch and wearable!

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Chavin 14K Gold Finger Ring - 3.8 grams

Estimate $500 - $700Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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