Tairona Gold Figure Pendant,
ca. A.D. 1000-1500
height 2 5/8in (6.8cm); (31.99gm)
Harry Franklin Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Private Collection, California, acquired from the above ca. 1960
Finely cast in the form of a standing cacique holding a bar with double-scrollwork at the ends across his waist; wearing a labret, a shell-shaped nose ornament, circular earrings and a domed helmet; the head framed by a large concentric headdress decorated with two rows of beadwork.
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 1979.206.946