COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000
COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000
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COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000
COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000
COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000
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COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD
Lot sold:17,500USD

Description

Property from the Estate of Jan Mitchell

COLOMBIAN GOLD PENDANT OF A FISH CIRCA AD 500-1000


Length: 2 ⅝ in (6.7 cm)

Condition report

Excellent condition overall. A small amount of casting remnant within the tail. The MPA tag on the reverse reading: "Mitchell 975.69"


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


Exhibited

The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, Precolumbian Art in New York: Selections from Private Collections, September 12-November 9, 1969

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art of Precolumbian GoldThe Jan Mitchell Collection, May 9-August 11, 1985

Catalogue note

Pendants cast as nearly identical multiples were characteristic of ancient Colombian gold; the ornaments were strung together falling side by side on a necklace. The wide tubular suspension loop on this finely rendered aquatic figure may have made this ornament more appropriate as an individual pendant. (Jones, ed. The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection, New York, 1985, p. 148).