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1: A Pre-Columbian Chavin Sodalite Necklace

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Description

From Northern Peru, Chavin culture, ca. 900 to 500 BC. Fine strand of stone beads, most in slab form in deep blue/purple sodalite - a mineral found in the more famous lapis. Contemporary composition of ancient beads interspersed with black anthropomorphic beads and sodalite tube beads; elongated palettes, carved bird heads. Modern gold clasp. A beautiful and quite wearable work of ancient art!

Provenance: Ex-private Los Angeles, CA collection

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Condition

Choice - restrung

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Estimate $6,000 – $8,000
Starting Bid $4,000
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