Sinu Gold Avian Pendant, San Pedro de Uraba,
ca. A.D. 1000 - 1400
3 3/16 by 3 9/16in (8.1 by 9cm)
weight 2.2 ounces
cast and hammered into the form of a gold bird with outstretched wings and a fan-like tail, the claws projecting forward and each wing edge with six coils, an elongated neck with gargoyle-like face and single horn projecting forward; bright gold with rear horizontal suspension loop.
Authenticated by Robert Sonin
Private Collection, East Coast, 1960s
Ken Klassen, Canada