Description

    Tumbaga Jaguar Staff Finial

    Sinu
    C. 800-1200 AD
    High Gold Tumbaga
    3¼" Long x 17/8" Tall

    The effigy is hollow cast showing a jaguar with perked ears, round eyes, an open mouth with the teeth showing, a tiny thin coiled rope running from the top of the nose down to the tail. Each leg is mounted with a spiraling circle. The figure is cast from a high gold mixture tumbaga and depletion gilded where citric acid has removed much of the copper or silver impurities and left behind a strong gold surface.


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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