A Sinu gold breastplate
Lot 5129
A Sinu gold breastplate
Sold for US$ 10,675 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Pre-Columbian Property of various owners
A Sinu gold breastplate
Circa 400-1000 A.D., constructed of flat trapezoidal plaques, spacers, and ornate openwork necklace ends.
length (as restrung) 13in, width 9 1/2in


  • Provenance:
    David Bernstein Fine Art, New York

    Cf: for a similar example of this very rare type of ancient ceremonial regalia, see Falchetti, Ana Maria, EL ORO DEL GRAN ZENU - METALURGIA PREHISPANICA EN LAS LLANURAS DEL CARIBE COLOMBIANO, Museo del Oro, 1995, ill. 52D, p. 136