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Fine Silver Bead Necklace, Chimu, Peru

Fine Silver Bead Necklace, Chimu, Peru

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492: Item # 135346

Please refer to our stock # 103.53HD when inquiring.
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This 24” long double-stranded necklace (103.53HD) is assembled from mostly Precolumbian silver beads that had to have been found at a single site! From the Trujillo area of Peru, the interesting necklace is 24” in length and attributed to the Chimu horizon, c.1000-1400AD. In addition to very small and intermediately sized hollow round beads, there are four ½” square hollow silver spacer beads. There are a dozen or so elongated and round greenstone beads (presumably turquoise) balanced along the strand. This fine necklace should be restrung if intention is to wear it. It would make a great example to show the skill of the ancient silversmith and a superb piece for the ancient bead collector. From the MUSEO ORLANDINI, once a private museum located in Lima that was owned and operated by Antonio E. Orlandini, many of the museum objects were sold to private collectors both inside and outside of that country when the museum closed in the mid-20th century. This unique necklace comes with a copy of the front page of Orlandi’s museum catalog published in 1955 when many of his museum treasures were being offered for sale. A second copied page shows the specific necklace along with a number of others offered at the time. The catalog copy and necklace are presented in a 12” x 16” glass-fronted frame that comes with a map of Peru showing the location of the culture to which this piece was assigned.