PRE-COLUMBIAN WARRIOR FIGURE
Colombia, Tairona Culture, 11th - 15th century
height cm 5; gr 13,27
Warrior figure made in tumbaga (gold and copper alloy) and used as pendant. Depicted naked with legs spread apart, and a long object like a sceptre grasp in the hands; wears earrings and an half-round flat headgear decorated with interweaving lines in relief. The face shows applied-like eyes and piercings with rings on the cheeks.
European private collection; accompanied by a letter from Sotheby’s dated 15 June 1994.