Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 1300 CE. Nice necklace comprised of hundreds of individually carved stone beads interspersed with 4 larger beads two in the form of small jars and two in scalloped design, sweet little carved stone animal hangs as central pendant. 24" in total length. Should be restrung, but still a very nice wearable necklace. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian Spondylus shell beads from ancient Peru, in varying tones and shapes, with carved dark green stone pendant (waterbird?) featuring Mother of Pearl inset on one side. Recently restrung in necklace form with silver clasp. 17"L.
In a word, spectacular! Pre-Columbian, from Southern Peru, Nazca culture, ca. 0 to 200 AD. Matching pair of wood and shell earspools, together with original pectoral in shell mosaic. Hard to imagine the degree of workmanship found in each of these miniature masterpieces! Spools in the form of a cross and abstract bird head in multicolored shells, pectoral perhaps even more spectacular created through multiple individual bird-formed shells, small central bird in center. Ear spools measure 1- ...click for details