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Huari Copper & Turquoise Ring w/ Running Jaguars 61.6 g

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Pre-Columbian, Peru, Huari/Wari, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A masterful copper ring, its form adorned by four jaguars with inlaid turquoise eyes running around the perimeter. The wild felines' energetic bodies display perky ears, curled tails, and open mouths bearing gnashing teeth and fangs. The form of the jaguar was revered throughout the Pre-Columbian New World as the mightiest wild feline and was used as a symbol of power and kingship. Just imagine the esteemed noble for whom this ring was created! Weight: 61.6 grams. Size: 2" in diameter x .75" H (5.1 cm x 1.9 cm); 2.625" H (6.7 cm) on included custom stand; opening measures .8" in diameter (2 cm). US ring size 7.5"

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection; ex-private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Splendors of the World, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, prior to 2010

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Condition
Minute old nicks to the periphery of the ring form and a few near invisible casting flaws. It is possible that a couple of inlays were replaced. Copper has attained a rich patina over time.
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Huari Copper & Turquoise Ring w/ Running Jaguars 61.6 g

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
May 21, 2020
Starting Price $4,000
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0172: Huari Copper & Turquoise Ring w/ Running Jaguars 61.6 g

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Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $4,000
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Lot 0172 Details

Description
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Pre-Columbian, Peru, Huari/Wari, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A masterful copper ring, its form adorned by four jaguars with inlaid turquoise eyes running around the perimeter. The wild felines' energetic bodies display perky ears, curled tails, and open mouths bearing gnashing teeth and fangs. The form of the jaguar was revered throughout the Pre-Columbian New World as the mightiest wild feline and was used as a symbol of power and kingship. Just imagine the esteemed noble for whom this ring was created! Weight: 61.6 grams. Size: 2" in diameter x .75" H (5.1 cm x 1.9 cm); 2.625" H (6.7 cm) on included custom stand; opening measures .8" in diameter (2 cm). US ring size 7.5"

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection; ex-private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Splendors of the World, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, prior to 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#150164
Condition
...
Minute old nicks to the periphery of the ring form and a few near invisible casting flaws. It is possible that a couple of inlays were replaced. Copper has attained a rich patina over time.

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