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Pre-Columbian Tairona Gold Chest Ornament

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Key Features

  • This stunning Tairona gold ornament is an extraordinary relic Pre-Columbian culture
  • Tairona goldwork is renowned for both its masterful casting and its exquisite detail
  • Gold pieces such as this served as important symbols of rank and power in Tairona culture

Item Details

  • Height:
    4 1/4" Inches
  • Stone:
    Other
This unique Tairona gold ornament is a lovely example of the distinct goldwork of this region of Northern Colombia. Renowned for both its masterful casting and its exquisite detail, Tairona goldwork is among the finest of all pre-Columbian artifacts.

The Tairona civilization is most renowned for its significant contribution to Pre-Columbian gold manufacture. Examples of goldwork from this region include pendants, nose ornaments, lip plugs, necklaces, and earrings. Gold and stone pieces such as this served as important symbols of rank and power in Tairona culture.

Circa 800-1500 AD

4 1/4" high

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