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Necklace of Stone Beads

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


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Carving
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.239


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
Carved stone beads of different types of stone, and two shells, strung on a wire.

Object Description
A necklace of pre-Columbian era stone beads and two shells strung on a wire; of Mayan/Mesoamerican origin. The beads large and chunky and are of different types of stone. A few beads are cut and polished, while others are natural forms. There are 33 beads and 2 shells.

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