Sinu Gold Alloy Bird Staff Finial


11460. Sinu Gold Alloy Bird Staff Finial

Sinu River Region, Ca. 1000 to 1500 AD.

The bird stands erect on socket with long beak, long legs, slit circular eyes, wings folded under and fan tail with feathers. He holds a coiled snake in beak. For a high status individual. Size 3 inches H. + custom presentation mount. 28.9 grams. Nice surface patina. Ex Poway CA private collector, JH. Very nice in person. Published Capturing The Sun, Master Craftsmen of Ancient Mesoamerica, gallery exhibition October 2017


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