Precolumbian Gold Double Toucan Bell Pendant
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre 1492: item # 83319
Please refer to our stock # 100.81HD when inquiring.
HD ENTERPRISES, INC.
PO Box 22082
Denver, CO 80222
|Weighing a massive 73.4 grams, this 1 11/16” tall Precolumbian 22K gold bell (100.81HD) is attributed to the Veraguas horizon of Panama, c.500-1200AD. Still retaining its original loose clapper, the toucan-topped bell renders a pleasing though non-resonating tinkling sound. The twin birds represent a theme of dualism frequently noted in Precolumbian art. An unusually attractive example of the great skill exhibited in the art of the ancient gold smith, this beautiful piece, although without a bale, can be worn today by running a chain under the birds’ fan tails (although to balance it properly, it may be necessary to have a competent goldsmith physically attach a gold bale). This superb piece, authenticated and analyzed by the Orenda Laboratory in Santa Fe, New Mexico, comes with a small display card, a map of Panama highlighting the Veraguas area, and the original Orenda laboratory authentication packet.|