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Item:202596315719For sale Original Pre - Columbian Gold Copper Tairona Tumbaga / Tombaga - Frog pendant. Came from estate sale . This is an item that is called in Columbia "Tumbaga", meaning an alloy of gold , silver & copper mixture used by Pre-Columbian Tribes in South and Central America.Pendant made from gold, silver & copper alloy using "lost wax" method by ancient tribes. Dating from 8th to 15th century AD.Columbian Tairona Tumbaga - circa 800AD - 1500AD. Tumbaga is normally an alloy mix of gold, silver and copper . They would trade the gold with the Sinu Indians on southern coast and the Muisca Indians from the inland areas down the Magdalena river. The Book, "The Gold of El Dorado" , published in 1978, the author Warwick Bray gives a quote: "Tairona goldwork combines a technical mastery of casting with love of fine detail." Formed from the authentic "lost wax" method. Used by the Tairona Indians, from the northern Santa Marta mountain region of Columbia, as decorations, status and eventually put in their burial sites.Tumbaga of all types were revered by the Tarironas and they would form each one with bees wax as a one and only unique pendent. They never made another one the exact same. This one is distinctive from any you will find . SIZE: 5" long, 4 1/4" at the widest. WEIGHT: 192.6 grams. LARGE IMPRESSIVE PENDANT FOR YOUR COLLECTION. AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE. XRF TESTED - PLEASE SEE LAST IMAGE. This pendant was acquired from a collector in central Columbia in 1970's. The original owner from Canada was working there in oil related industry in 1970's. The original patina is present.SHIPPING BY CANADA POST REGISTERED INSURED MAIL TO CANADA - $35.00. USA - $54.95. WORLD - $88.00. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterMaterial:Gold, Provenance:Ownership History Not Available, Featured Refinements:Pre-Columbian Gold
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Pre-Columbian Gold Tumbaga Tombaga Pendant Frog 800 -1500 AD Antique XRF test