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Necklace of Stone and Terracotta Beads

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Necklace of Stone and Terracotta Beads, n. d.
Stone and terracotta beads


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Carving
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.208


Commentary
These beads are now strung together, but may not have been from the same object, time period, or culture originally.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Small carved stone and hand-formed terracotta beads, strung on a cotton thread.

Object Description
A necklace of pre-Columbian era small stone beads and small terracotta beads strung on a cotton thread. Of Mayan/Mesoamerican origin. The stone beads are of different types of stone and are all formed and polished flat rounded forms (cheerio-shaped). The terracotta beads are the same shape and size as the stone beads, and are cream and black from reduction. There are 72 beads.

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