Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus

Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus
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Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus
Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus
Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus
Late Inca/Spanish Colonial Silver Tupus

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Inca / Spanish Colonial Tupus

 

An elegant set of late Inca/Early Spanish Colonial Tupus. Each is handcrafted in silver. Hammered sheet metal, open scroll work with intricate floral/harvest and bird decorations. The metalworker applied a punch to produce the motifs on the inner region of the head, the edges, and the upper stem. Tupus or shawl pins were a traditional accessory to fasten textile garments in women’s clothing throughout the Andean region. Also displayed as jewelry. The larger the Tupu, the higher your status in the community. These Tupus are larger than average. Each piece is individually shaped with a gorgeous design. Largest measures over 11”. Smallest is 6.25”. Peru 16th to 17th century.

Condition: Fine. There is excellent patina on the surface with minimal oxidation present. Impacted dirt in crevasses.

Price $2,250

 


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