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We are also big fans of pre-columbian or Mesoamerican stone beads and pendants, so from time to time we will also offer them here. This will mainly include beads made from jade, crystal, sodalite, carnelian and jasper.
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Large Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 40.5 mm
Large Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 40.5 mm
Our Price: £180.00

A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jasper stone bead from the Tairona culture.

Condition: Excellent
40.5 mm x 15 mm
Age 1000 to 2000 years old
Large Ancient Tairona Carnelian Bead - 30 mm
Large Ancient Tairona Carnelian Bead - 30 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican carnelian stone bead from the Tairona culture.

Condition: Excellent
30 mm x 17 mm
Age 1000 to 2000 years old
Ancient Pre-columbian Jasper Bead
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 44 mm
Our Price: £100.00

A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jasper stone bead from the Tairona culture.

Condition: Excellent
44 mm x 11.5 mm
Age 1000 to 2000 years old

Ancient Pre-columbian Jasper Bead
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead

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A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jasper stone bead from the Tairona culture.

Condition: Excellent
39 mm x 14 mm
Age 1000 to 2000 years old

Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Bead
Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Bead

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A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jade stone bead with dark blueish grey hues. Jade was the most important of all gemstones to the Mesoamerican peoples. They carved everything from figural sculptures to mace heads in the form of fantastic animals, and of course elaborate pendants and beads were highly valued and worn as amulets.

Condition: Excellent
43 mm x 19 mm
Approx age 2000 years + or -


Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Bead
Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Bead

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A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jade stone bead. Jade was the most important of all gemstones to the Mesoamerican peoples. They carved everything from figural sculptures to mace heads in the form of fantastic animals, and of course elaborate pendants and beads were highly valued and worn as amulets. The huge holes make this bead easy to string.

Condition: Excellent
35 mm x 19 mm
Approx age 2000 years + or -


Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Tube Bead
Ancient Pre-columbian Jade Tube Bead

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A wonderful large ancient Mesoamerican jade tube bead.

Condition: Very good with some surface pitting.
38 mm x 12 mm
Approx age 2000 years + or -


Pre-columbian Jaguar Tooth Amulett
Ancient Pre-columbian Jaguar Tooth Amulet

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This pre-columbian carved shell depicts a jaguar tooth with correct dental anatomy. It is a very rare find and would make a stunning centre piece on a necklcae or simply kept as a dispaly item.

"The representation of jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures has a long history, with iconographic examples dating back to at least the mid-Formative period of Mesoamerican chronology. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is an animal with a prominent association and appearance in the cultures and belief systems of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican societies. Quick, agile, and powerful enough to take down the largest prey in the jungle, the jaguar is the largest of the big cats in the Americas, and one of the most efficient and aggressive predators. Endowed with a spotted coat and well adapted for the jungle, hunting either in the trees or water, making it one of the few felines tolerant of water, the jaguar was, and remains, revered among the indigenous Americans who live closely with the jaguar. All major Mesoamerican civilizations prominently featured a jaguar god, and for many, such as the Olmec, the jaguar was an important part of shamanism" ~ Wikipedia

Condition: Very Good
Origin: Pre-Columbian. Colina, Ancient Mexico
Believed to be well over 1000 years old.
Provenance: Dr James Keats Collection
length 8.6 cm x 2.2 cm