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Lot 0115
**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, Columbia, Tairona, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. An exquisite necklace of carnelian beads - dozens of hand-polished, hand-cut, and hand-drilled beads, featuring 5 of the culturally-specific Tairona bullet shaped form including the large pendant piece, with the remaining beads in rounded and cylindrical shapes. In addition to this gorgeous design, the beads are carved from carnelian stones of beautiful coloration in rich red and orange hues. Lovely and absolutely wearable! Size: 24" L (61 cm); longest bullet-shaped bead measures 1.25" L (3.2 cm)

Provenance: private Liu collection, New York, USA; ex-Artemis Gallery; ex-private New Jersey, USA collection

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Condition

Normal surface wear commensurate with age to beads - a few with stable, internal cracks. All beads are ancient. Strung in modern times. Beautiful and wearable.

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Tairona Carnelian Necklace - "Bullet" Beads

Estimate $500 - $750Apr 29