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Pre-Columbian Anonymous

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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: 71.1.237

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

There is a tag with the piece that reads: "Pre-columbian calcified jade and jadeite."

Carved stone beads of jade and jadeite, strung on a cotton string.

Object Description
A necklace of pre-Columbian era stone beads strung on a cotton string; of Mayan/Mesoamerican origin. The beads are of jade and jadeite and are all different shapes and sizes, though most are cylindrical or oval. Some appear to have faint traces of paint. There are 30 beads.

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