Mochica - Chavin graduated conically drilled amethyst bead necklace with the classic quartz tear drop pendant , the necklace has been restrung with wire and a sterling clasp and is completely wearable , there is cinnabar and burial deposits in most of the beads. length 20" tear drop bead L. 1 1/4"
I listed this as Mochica -Chavin due to the fact that one gallery put theirs as Mochica one put theirs as Chavin and Muso Larco in Peru put theirs as Mochica though all in Quartz.
There is a quartz necklace available at a gallery in NY city as well as an almost exact piece in a Dallas Pre Columbian gallery but in all quartz , to date I have not seen in any museum or on line photo images of a necklace in amethyst and quartz.
Provenance: San Francisco design Mart prior to 1978