Maya Carnelian Necklace


Maya Carnelian Necklace

A Pre-Columbian Mayan carnelian necklace composed of long tubular beads separated by smaller beads.

Central America.
Ca. 500-800 AD.
Length: 22 in. (56 cm)

The Maya were the dominant culture in Meso-America between the 3rd century BC and the end of the first millennium AD. Their architecture and art are of the finest found in Pre-Columbian America. Their highly developed pottery industry produced a wide variety of vase forms that varied widely in their decorative motifs and functions.

Formerly in a Texas private collection.

Inv#: 7215


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