Pre Columbian, Mask, Gold/Copper, Choice Tumbaga Necklace Pendant, +700 1550 AD

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Seller: mesoantiquitycollector (212) 100%, Location: Alberta, Ships to: CA, Europe, US, Item: 163869236174 Never been listed, Pre Columbian, Costa Rican, Gold and Copper Necklace Pendant, Punta Burica, Diquis Area, Choice Mask, 7 grams, 1 1/16 of an inch in height, 1 inch in width, 3/8 of an inch in depth. No missing pieces, cracks or repairs, the mask is perfect. Diquis pendants are not simply a representation of nature, they (the pendants) are an outward sign of a complex world of symbolism with it's own system of beliefs. Very common are creatures of fantasy and strange composite beings, the preoccupation with super natural forms that Diquis pendants represent may have served as indicators of rank and family status, or perhaps as amulets. The pendants should not be considered merely as ornamental jewelry. Traditionally these type artifacts had between 3 - 7% gold content. All photos were taken by the seller with a Canon Digital Camera and a laboratory quality AmScope, Trinocular Stereo Microscope. All photos are of the subject artifact, there are never any substitutions. Photos 1 thru 7 were shot with the Canon camera, the images reflect the subject tumbaga. Photos 8 thru 12 were shot with the AmScope, they reflect magnified and highly magnified images showing the detail, deposits, and the gold and copper in the pendant. USPS/Canada Post Tracked Service, I pack all artifacts with extreme care and with the best shipping materials money can buy. I have shipped to art galleries in New York and Denver and to residents of Germany, France, Switzerland, Britain, Austria, Italy and Russia. International shipping is usually at least twice the cost of North American destinations as tracked service with full insurance is not negotiable. I combine shipping and do not seek to profit from same. All posted information relating to Pre Columbian/Meso American art and culture from my JSTOR account, and/or from my books. As always, if you have a question or would like to comment don't hesitate. From my collection, I am the second contemporary owner of the piece. (PCCRT010:VP) Material: gold/copper, Provenance: from my collection, I know exactly where this -

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