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Pre-Columbian Sinu Gold and Bead Necklace
- This lovely and unusual Sinu gold necklace includes an array of fantastic Coatimundi
- The Coatimundi was a much adored pet in many Pre-Columbian societies
- The Sinu were renowned for their exquisite gold work
- This elaborate necklace was fashioned with refined skill and artistry
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The Pre-Columbian Sinu lived in the river valleys and along. . .
The Pre-Columbian Sinu lived in the river valleys and along the Caribbean Coast of Colombia from around 200 to 1600 AD. They were most renowned for their elaborate irrigation and waterwork systems, their exquisite gold work, and the political significance of women in their social structure. When discovered by the Spaniards in the 16th century the Sinu had a female as their head chief. 16th century Spaniards came to the area lured by the magnificence of the Sinu's ceremonial burial gold. Much of this gold was cast using the lost wax method but much like this extraordinary necklace gold was also fashioned into elaborate jewelry with refined skill and artistry.
Circa, 600-1250 AD
Length: 24 1/2"