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    A Pair of Highly Decorative Gold Bracelets

    La Tolita, Ecuador
    Ça 200 BC-500 AD
    Gold, hammered and repoussé

    3" High x 9 1/8"

    These extraordinary wrist bands are made of very high quality gold. Robert Sonin suggests that the quality is so high that the patterns could have been pressed in over leather molds. Each bracelet is adorned with images of three stylized insects with antennae and stingers. Dots, chevrons, and sunbursts framed each of the images. Four perforations which would have held cords were punched into each end of each bracelet. The bracelets, while brilliant in color and shine, retain traces of patina which attest to their great age. 88 grams total weight.


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    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
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