This fascinating Pre-Columbian bead necklace (111.5HD), made up of beads found in the north coast of Peru and assembled by the Orlandini Museum that operated in Lima during the mid-20th century (their descriptive paper on others from the collection is dated August 1955), is probably Moche in origin, c.100-800AD. From the collection of Lorenzo Fritz, it was purchased by him in the US decades ago and recently entered our inventory due to a trade. The workmanship on the small clay pendants is amazing and the beauty of the shell pendant matches them in quality. Measuring a total length of 22" around its circumference, the shell pendant is 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" in size and the necklace is mounted in a Riker-styled collector frame. It comes with a descriptive card, a separate copy of a typical Orlandini certificate, a map of Peru with the land of the Moche hi-lighted, a bio of the collector Fritz, and a certificate guaranteeing lifetime authenticity to our buyer. Please note that wear is at the buyer's risk. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # (111.5HD) at the top of this page. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our popular ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have up to twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.