Geometric Tumbaga Pin

$3,500.00

Moche Culture.

Tumbaga is an alloy composed mostly of gold and copper. Tumbaga was widely used by the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America to make religious objects.

Unlike gold vermeil or gold plating, tumbaga is a solid metal and does not fade over time.

*Note: One repaired break.

Description

Moche Culture.

Tumbaga is an alloy composed mostly of gold and copper. Tumbaga was widely used by the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America to make religious objects.

Unlike gold vermeil or gold plating, tumbaga is a solid metal and does not fade over time.

*Note: One repaired break.

Additional information

Origin

Huanuco Province

Date

500 – 700 A.D.

Dimensions

6.5" x 4.75" x .125" With Stand 8.75" x 4.5" x 3.5"


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