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Precolumbian Bead

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Precolumbian Bead, n. d.
Stone bead on Metal Stand
2 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 1/2 in. (5.08 cm x 3.18 cm x 1.27 cm)


Object Type: Stone
Technique: Carving
Period: Pre-Columbian
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.139


Commentary
These stone beads are found in fields everywhere. It was probably a piece of jewelry, and may represent a frog or water spirit.

Marks
No Marks.

Medium
This object is highly polished serpentine stone, and is held up with a black metal stand.

Object Description
This is an object carved of light green/grey colored serpentine. There is a hole that goes all the way through it vertically. It was most likely a piece of jewelry, and may be representative of a frog or water spirit.

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