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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

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

No marks.

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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