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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Necklace of Stone Beads, 100 BCE - 300 AD
Stone beads


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Carving
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.204


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

Marks
There is a tag that reads: "Mezcala style/Guerrero Protoclassic 100 BCE - 300 AD."

Medium
Carved stone beads of different types of stone, strung on a copper wire.

Object Description
A necklace of pre-Columbian era stone beads strung on a copper wire. The beads are of different types of stone and are different sizes. The stones are all cut and polished into ovals, and are strung large to small. There are also two long cylindrical beads. There are 33 beads in all.

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