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Mixtec Necklace - Gold / Copper & Greenstone

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Mixtec Necklace - Gold / Copper & Greenstone

Lot 0095 Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Mixtec people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A group of two long cylindrical, sixteen spherical, and four flat pendant greenstone beads, as well as seventeen large gold/copper alloy spherical beads, and dozens of small round and cylindrical gold/silver alloy beads, all on a modern cord with a modern clasp. At the center of the necklace, which has two hanging strands at its nadir, is an anthropomorphic greenstone pendant, perhaps representing a shaman or a lord. Small votive figures like this pendant seem to have been made specifically to accompany people in the grave. An attractive, eye-catching use of ancient materials to create a wearable necklace! Size of pendant: 1.75" H (4.4 cm); length of necklace: 20" L (50.8 cm)

Provenance: ex-private New York, USA collection

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#138091
Condition
Some of the gold beads have slight tears or are lightly bent. Stone is all in nice condition with some patina. Ancient beads with modern cord and clasp.
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Mixtec Necklace - Gold / Copper & Greenstone

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
Oct 11, 2018
Starting Price $3,500
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0095: Mixtec Necklace - Gold / Copper & Greenstone

Sold for $3,500
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Est. $5,000 - $7,000Starting Price $3,500
Exceptional Antiquities, Asian, Ethnographic
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 10:00 AM
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Lot 0095 Details

Description
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Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Mixtec people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A group of two long cylindrical, sixteen spherical, and four flat pendant greenstone beads, as well as seventeen large gold/copper alloy spherical beads, and dozens of small round and cylindrical gold/silver alloy beads, all on a modern cord with a modern clasp. At the center of the necklace, which has two hanging strands at its nadir, is an anthropomorphic greenstone pendant, perhaps representing a shaman or a lord. Small votive figures like this pendant seem to have been made specifically to accompany people in the grave. An attractive, eye-catching use of ancient materials to create a wearable necklace! Size of pendant: 1.75" H (4.4 cm); length of necklace: 20" L (50.8 cm)

Provenance: ex-private New York, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#138091
Condition
...
Some of the gold beads have slight tears or are lightly bent. Stone is all in nice condition with some patina. Ancient beads with modern cord and clasp.

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