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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Large Tairona Tumbaga Labret, 1000 CE -1500 CE

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Start price: $450

Estimated price: $600 - $800

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Pre-Columbian, Tairona 1000 CE – 1500 CE tumbaga gold alloy lip plug in large form. Pierced outer rim in a filigree style work, fine braided detailing to slit protrusion as well as to the neck in paired bands to each side. Size 1 1/2" L x 1" W, 2" H on custom stand included.

Used widely throughout pre-Columbian cultures Tumbaga is a wide varying mix of gold, copper, and other elements.

Condition: Patina and wear commensurate with age and use.