The Treasury - Fine Pre-Columbian Art


9967. NARINO AVIAN ORNAMENT. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The highly polished green jade ornament realistically carved in the form of a long-beaked perching bird with twin drilled attachment holes for the legs. The carving takes advantage of natural color variations on the wing. Length 2.75 inches. Would have been sewn on to the garment of a high status individual. Very rare, beautiful and in choice original condition with no repair or restoration. Comes with custom black metal stand. Provenance: Acquired by the current owner at a Harmer Rooke Gallery auction in the early 1990's.