Lot 135: Ancient Pre-Columbian Shell Necklace - Wearable

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Colombia, ca. 1000 CE. A large and chunky necklace, very much in style right now, made of short cylindrical shell beads, interspersed with larger, bell-shaped shells. Colors are in the range of cream, ranging from whites to browns; a few beads have a very slight tinge of blue/green. Size: 29" L (73.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Prominent Miami, FL estate

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Condition Report: Modern stringing; slight wear to the shells giving them an antique look.
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