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A rare Tumbaga Gold , zoomorphic , Colombian Tairona - 28 x 21 x 5 mm , 5,5 grams, A pendant of a Flying fish

Lot reference 13058677
A rare Tumbaga Gold , zoomorphic , Colombian Tairona - 28 x 21 x 5 mm , 5,5  grams, A pendant of a Flying fish

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Tairona Culture , Colombia ,Tumbaga gold artifact

Colombia , Tumbaga Gold artifact

Tumbaga - Tairona zoomorphic , A pendant of a flying fish , from the northern Region of Colombia.
Tumbaga is gold and copper alloy, a detailed handcrafted piece, treated with special ultrasonic cleaning

size: 28 x 21 x 5 mm

weight: 5,5 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 is has 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 an spanish gentleman deceased …

Es Richelieu Fine Art  

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    Estmen January 10, 2018

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