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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: 71.1.236


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, strung on a cotton string.

Object Description
A necklace of large pre-Columbian era stone beads strung on a string; of Mayan/Mesoamerican origin. The beads are of different types of stone and are all different shapes and sizes. They are roughly cut, and some look natural and uncut. There are 49 beads.

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