This 8" long 'bracelet' with small Pre-Columbian carved shell beauties (111.4HD) is the last piece recently traded from Lorenzo Fritz. Originally assembled and sold by the Orlandini Museum of Peru back in the mid-20th century, Fritz also purchased this one from a privately owned collection here in the US decades ago. The three main images (2 monkeys and a bird) originally had inset stone, but only the curly tailed monkey image on the left side has retained a single green inlay. Two small shore-bird beads close to the opposite ends of the bracelet both have their original red and black inset stones. Noted as having been found in the Viru Valley of northern Peru, and probably Moche in origin dating c.100-800AD, Orlandini strung this little necklace in a style that probably mimics an ancient one, but whether actually close to the original in the way these beads were used is not known. The bracelet comes in a Riker-style collector frame with the Orlandini certificate folded within, a map of Peru showing the location of the Viru Valley, a descriptive card, a bio about the previous owner Lorenzo Fritz, and a certificate guaranteeing lifetime authenticity to our buyer. Please note that the bracelet has not been completed for wear and, if worn, the buyer assumes all risk. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # (111.4HD) 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.