All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1312261 (stock #MSJN)
The Genius Of Man
This finely designed necklace is comprised of 20 Pre-Columbian Maya jade beads (Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.) along with a fine jade zoomorphic pendant (most likely an iguana) dating from the same time period mixed with old Navajo sterling silver elongated hollow beads to act as spacers and make the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 15" wearable length with an overall length of 30". It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. An excellent use of treasures from ancient Mexico combined with fine hand made silver beads from The American Southwest. It is meant to be used as adornment rather than just gathering dust on a shelf although it would be outstanding mounted in a lucite shadow box.