DescriptionSinu Gold Headdress Ornament
Gold and Turquoise
The ornament is designed in effigy of a bird, the lower body with a large round cutout containing a secured disc mounted with central eye of a turquoise bead. Surrounding the large eye are bands of small impressed dots and mounted with four long plumes; an attached long spike served as the pin for attachment into a fabric turban. The plumes hold small turquoise beads tied on with delicate gold strips riveting them securely. The interesting adornment exhibits multiple ancient repairs using thin gold sheet straps to reattach ancient breaks to three of the four plumes. The example is uncleaned, as archaeologically found.
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500.
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