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  4. A fabulous and very rare, double sided, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic, Tumbaga Gold artefact, Colombian, Tairona Culture, 98 x 92 x 57 mm, 120.61 grams, a ritual amulet, offering priest and priestess riding a couple of paradise birds

A fabulous and very rare, double sided, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic, Tumbaga Gold artefact, Colombian, Tairona Culture, 98 x 92 x 57 mm, 120.61 grams, a ritual amulet, offering priest and priestess riding a couple of paradise birds

Lot reference 13053503

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Tairona Culture, Colombia, Tumbaga gold artefact

Colombia, Tumbaga gold artefact, Tairona Culture

Fabulous Tumbaga - Tairona artefact, a ritual, double sided, amulet, offering priest and priestess riding a couple of paradise birds, from the northern Region of Colombia. Tumbaga is a gold and copper alloy, a detailed handcrafted piece, treated with special ultrasonic cleaning.

size: 98 x 92 x 57 mm

weight: 120.61 grams

So-called "Golden" civilization in the northern of Colombia, Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta.
The Tayronas played a major role in the field of gold jewellery thanks to highly developed techniques such as lost wax casting. The use of the Tumbaga, gold and copper alloy, made it possible to easily save the resources of gold. Treatments to improve the quality of gold, like heating until the oxidation of copper followed by soaking in ice water, allowed to leave a permanent patina of gold and avoid cracking. Finally, the process ended with smoothing the piece until it reached the desired appearance.

Provenance: Private collection

The Supplier warrants that they have obtained this item in a legal manner.

Purchased by the father of current owner on 20th February, 1980 in Madrid, Spain, from JACQUES BERKOWITSCH (former in the private collection of a Spanish gentleman deceased…

Es RichelieuFineArt  

Feedback score: 97.2%
Reviews given: 74
Member since: December 1, 2015
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    Good seller

    brunoferrero2 October 17, 2017

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    ware gut verpackt.artikel wie beschrieben,alles in ordnung.

    seemann10 October 17, 2017

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    very nice mask thank you

    arnoldus11 October 16, 2017

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    Your packing really too simple , I was shocked today,when dish arrived, it was broken. So now how can l get money back ?
    No any reply .

    supailu October 16, 2017

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    Perfect. Thank you.

    COMMENCHAL October 15, 2017

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