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**Originally Listed At $250**

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu, ca. 500 to 1100 CE. Two tumbaga bronze nose rings of the same style, both comprised of two half-heart-shaped sections joined by a small right angle bar with plug-like termini. 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. These tumbaga nose rings still retain much of their original gold gilding. Size: larger nose ring measures 1.5" L x 2.75" W (3.8 cm x 7 cm) Weight: 30.1 grams

Provenance: private California, USA collection

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Expected surface wear commensurate with age, though much original gold gilding is still evident. Nice overall patina.

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Pair of Sinu Tumbaga Bronze Nose Rings - 30.1 g.

Estimate $500 - $750Jul 30, 2018