A fine Inca Carnelian Tube Bead, set as a pendant, ca 1400-1560 CE
A superb cylindrical carnelian crystal, sourced by the ancient Inca people then painstakingly hand-carved, drilled and polished almost 700 years ago.
Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, carnelian has protected and inspired throughout history.
Set as a pendant on a 20" sterling silver chain.
Dimensions: Pendant width: 1" (2.5 cm)
Condition: Expected signs of wear that do not detract, intact and in very good condition overall. A lovely example.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired in the 1960s and then by descent.
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