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CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION | A0921

AUCTION | 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 11AM

PREVIEW | 13 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 10AM-6PM

Lot 329

A lot of excavated gold from a death mask

c. 500-1000 AD, Butuan

Quick Overview

Gold diadem, mouth cover Various sizes Our ancestors were so fond of their gold that they would bury their dead with their gold ornaments to bring with them to the spirit world. In order to be accepted in the afterlife they were often adorned with the gold jewelry they owned and wore during their lifetime. Some were also given death masks made out of gold sheets that covered the eyes, nose, and mouth.


The diadem is decorated with swirls and waves that symbolized the sea, which the ancient Filipinos mastered.

Availability: In stock

₱0.00
PHP 120,000 - 150,000
Item condition is available upon request

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