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Lot 85: Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace
  • Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace
  • Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace
  • Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace
  • Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace
   
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Description: ** A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit The Fowler Museum at UCLA **

Pre-Columbian, Colombia or Venezuela, Tairona culture, ca. 900 to 1200 CE. Wonderful long necklace comprised of 73 rock crystal beads in varying lengths, all bi-conically drilled and a hollow gold figural pendant. The gold figure holds a staff in one hand and a long fruit in the other, an ornate headdress rests upon his head. His penis is curled upward showing its length and his verility. Pendant tests out at over 22K - not tumbaga (gold/copper mix) as is often the case with Tairona gold figures. Size: Pendant measures 1-3/8" L.

Provenance: Ex - Morgan collection, Santa Monica, CA.

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.

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#115753

Condition Report: Excellent and wearable

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