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Long Sinú Gold Nose Ornament

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Long Sinú Gold Nose Ornament

Long Sinú Gold Nose Ornament

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Long Sinú Gold Nose Ornament


Length: 19 in (48.2 cm)

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The Montclair Art Museum (inv. no. 49.123)
Sotheby’s, New York, May 19, 1987, lot 65, consigned by the above
Laurence C. Witten, acquired at the above auction
Sotheby’s, New York, November 20, 1995, lot 51, consigned by the above
American Private Collection, acquired at the above auction
Sotheby’s, New York, June 2, 1999, lot 39, consigned by the above
American Private Collection, acquired from the above auction
Nose ornaments were one of the most prominent jewelry items in ancient Colombia, particularly those made in the broader Zenú geographic region. Zenú elongated nose ornaments are often depicted on ceramic figures as well. The simple attenuated form of this example was evenly hammered along the shaft, terminating in anchor-shaped crescents on each end.