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Item:153393366203Welcome toCelestial Nonesuch For Sale Today: A STUNNING and RARE Pre-Columbian spotted Jade beads with (tested) silver beads strung on sinew. It is possible these beads are turquoise, but I believe it is Jade.This piece doesn't fit over your head, so it is either solely for display purposes or it is meant to be fastened and unfastened with the sinew beading string. A fantastic piece for students and collectors of pre-Columbian and Native American art and artifacts alike.REFERENCES: In references these types of stones are described as Central American Jade. "Jade from the Cenote of Sacrifice Chichen Itza, Yucatan" By Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. Also in "Maya" published by RIZZOLI, New York, page 554. In the pre-Hispanic epoch necklaces made of green stone beads are one of the elements most commonly used by the Maya to reinforce the high rank of an individual wearing them. Beads of this material were among the few articles and objects that achieved status of "money". The Mayan Culture is considered to be one of the largest cultures in the American continent because of their knowledge in the sciences, astronomy, and more. This civilization was born during the third millennium before Christ, living in a 320,000 square kilometre territory, taking in regions of Mexico, Guatemala, the Honduras, Belize and part of El Salvador. Through the centuries they were able to form a great civilization. This civilization had power for over 2000 years; from the VI century B.C. to the XV century they lived and formed three periods: Preclasico (1500 BC-292 AD), Clasico or Old (292 - 900 AD), Postclasico or New Empire (900-1527 AD) Dimensions: Length (when worn) ~10.75" Dimensions (of largest stone) Length * Width 1" * 0.75"Lengths of other two jade stones 0.75" & ~0.6"Diameter (of silver beads) ~0.4" We take great care during the shipment process, please see our feedback!Thank you for shopping with usFollow us for quality items and other assorted Celestial NonesuchCondition:Excellent condition. This piece exhibits great signs of age, such as weathering. The silver beads have a lovely deep patina. Please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain detail and condition., Featured Refinements:Pre-Columbian Jade
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