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Group of four silver and gold tupus, Andean Region,

Lot 0022

Description

Group of four silver and gold tupus Andean Region, South America, three pre-17th century and one likely 18th century Comprising three silver and/or silver alloy examples, categorized as broadly Andean, possibly Inca or Wari, pre-17th century; and a gold pierced repoussé example, displaying a bird and swirls, likely 18th century; all displayed under two glass cloches.
L: 3 1/2 in. (gold example)
PROVENANCE:For similar related examples, see Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 64.228.701 and 64.228.703.
Collection of the late Hans U. Jahn, Charlottesville, VA.

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Group of four silver and gold tupus, Andean Region,

Estimate $800 - $1,200Nov 12
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Auction Curated By:
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Andrew Taggart
Associate Specialist, American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts
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Lynda Cain
Vice President | Department Head, American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts