A Pre-Columbian Gold Figural Pendant, Calima, Colombia, ca. 800 - 1000 CE
A Pre-Columbian Gold Figural Pendant, Calima, Colombia, ca. 800 - 1000 CE

A Pre-Columbian Gold Figural Pendant, Calima, Colombia, ca. 800 - 1000 CE


Regular price$3,000 USD
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A fabulous cast figural gold pendant in the form of a human head, the two hands each holding a crescentic implement.  Mounted as a pendant on a 14K gold chain.

Goldworking in the Calima area of Colombia reached its apogee in the so-called Yotoco period-from the 3rd to the 10th centuries CE, a time of great population expansion whereby complex and handsome attire, dominated by a great quantity of gold - diadems, nose and ear ornaments, pectorals, bracelets, and large anklets - became popular.  

Condition: One ear circlet missing, with minor losses along the top and crescent implements that do not detract, intact and in very good condition overall with much of the original casting core remaining on the rear. 

Dimensions: Pendant Height: 2 inches (5 cm), Overall drop length: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Provenance: Private Florida collection, acquired in the 1960s, thereafter private NY collection, acquired from Merrin Gallery, NYC.

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