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    A Pair of Moche Gold and Turquoise Ear Ornaments
    c. 100-300 AD

    Turquoise mosaic within a gold bezel, similar to cloisonné work. Signs of silver shafts once soldered to back. The turquoise is attached to a wood base placed inside the gold work. Around the perimeters are eighteen smaller gold and turquoise circles. In very good condition, all parts original, two turquoise pieces missing, silver shafts did not survive.

    Provenance:
    Robert & Carolyn Nelson Collection
    David Bernstein Fine Art, New York, NY

    Illustrated: Trujillo Precolombino: Pre-Columbian Metalworking in Trujillo Province, by Jose Antonio de Lavalle et al, 1990, Constructora Norberto Odebrecht SA, figure 312.

    Diameters: 2 inches each




    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    June
    4th Tuesday
    Auction Dates
    June
    25th Tuesday
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    10 Days
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