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South American Artifacts

Ancient Necklace

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Bone, bead and shell Mochica period neklace


Item-Description:Bone, bead and shell Mochica period neklace
Medium:Beads, bone and shell
Origin:Coastal Peru - Mochica
Dimensions:Length 79 cm
Age:100 - 700 A.D.
Provenance:Collected Northern Peru 1974
Notes:Recovered from a Mochica period grave site this necklace was excavated then re-strung. It is composed of numerous small black beads (probably mad of wood) interspersed with small bone fragments. It also caries a mother of pearl shell fragment as a pendant.

Price: £200