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A Pre-Columbian Carnelian Worm Pendant, Tairona Culture, ca. 800 - 1500 CE
Regular price$375 USD
This object qualifies for free USA shipping and a flat rate fee of $60 if shipping internationally.
This charming pendant represents the “gusanos”, grub worm, that features prominently in the beads found in the Tairona culture, a Chibcha-speaking group from northern Colombia. This example is beautifully carved with incised detail.
Dimensions: Pendant length: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), strung as a necklace on a 20-inch (50.7 cm) tarnish-resistant sterling silver chain.
Condition: The pendant is intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private Florida collection, acquired in the early 1970s.
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