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**Originally Listed At $200**

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, probably Mixtec, ca. 1200 to 1600 CE. A collection of a bone-bead necklace, a strung greenstone bracelet, and two carved mammal bone tools. The necklace, restrung with modern string, is comprised of sixty-five carved bone beads in both circular and square shapes. The bracelet, strung with modern thread, consists of eleven beads of various sizes carved from a hard green stone in hues of pistachio, beige, and slate grey. The first bone tool has two circular incised grooves on the "neck," a somewhat spiralized shape, and two sets of biconically-drilled holes for suspension. The second bone tool has a long profile, a sharp pointed end, and twenty-one carved grooves running the length of one side. All items wearable as shown. Size of necklace: 17.5" L x 5.25" W (44.4 cm x 13.3 cm); largest bead is 0.375" W (1 cm). Size of bracelet: 3.5" L x 2" W (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm); largest bead is 1" L x 0.625" W (2.5 cm x 1.6 cm); Size of smaller bone tool: 4.375" L x 0.625" W (11.1 cm x 1.6 cm); Size of larger bone tool: 6.3" L x 0.75" W (16 cm x 1.9 cm).

Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques, Santa Monica, California, USA

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All items are wearable as shown. Some beads have wear and minor loss, and bone tools have age-commensurate surface wear and earthen deposits.

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Pre-Columbian Bone Bead Necklace + Jade Beads

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 27, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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