Inca Gold Bird Pin


Inca Gold Bird Pin

A Pre-Columbian Inca gold garment pin, topped with a bird perched on a corn cob. The bird is separately made and soldered in two halves to the pin.

Ca. 900-1350 AD.
Length: 5 in. (12.8 cm), wt.: 14.7 gm.

The gold industry of the northern Colombian highlands was highly developed. They produced many small intricately made ornaments of personal adornment often depicting caciques or chieftains with zoomorphic attributes.

Formerly in a Florida private collection, prior to 1980.

Inv#: 7021


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