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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 crafted from jade, crystal, sodalite, carnelian and jasper.
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Ancient Pre-Columbian Banded Agate Focal Bead Pendant - 58 mm
Ancient Pre-Columbian Banded Agate Focal Bead Pendant - 58 mm
Our Price: £750.00

A large ancient Tairona banded agate bead pendant. This well sculpted piece is very tactile and has a more tabular crescent moon shape. The agate displays fine crystalline banding and large natural eyes can be seen on both sides. The perforations are at the apex and this allows it to be worn as a focal pendant on necklace. It glows beautifully when held in the light. It would be hard to find a nicer agate specimen from this region.

Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
58 mm x 39 mm x 17 mm (depth)
Tairona Culture
Age: 1000 to 2000 years old

Ancient Pre-columbian Tairona Carnelian Bead Necklace
Ancient Pre-columbian Tairona Carnelian Bead Necklace
Our Price: £650.00

A wonderful necklace comprised of ancient Tairona carnelian beads. Includes 68 beautiful graduated carnelian disc beads and a large carnelian drop pendant. Strung and ready to be worn.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
length of necklace approx 17.5 inches
diameter of carnelian discs 9 mm to 14 mm
carnelian drop bead 28 mm x 19.5 mm
Age: 1000 years old + or -

Ancient Pre-columbian Jasper Bead
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 2.3 inches
Our Price: £325.00

A huge ancient Mesoamerican jasper stone bead from the Tairona culture. Lovely colour!

Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age.
57.5 mm (2.3 inches) x 18.5 mm
Age: 1000 to 2000 years old

Ancient Pre-columbian Jasper Bead
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 36 mm
Our Price: £150.00

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

Condition: Excellent
36 mm x 14 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 Tairona Jasper Bead - 42 mm
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 42 mm
Our Price: £100.00

A wonderful large rusty red ancient jasper bead from the Tairona culture.

Condition: Excellent
42 mm x 15 mm
Age 1000 to 2000 years old

Ancient Pre-columbian Jasper Bead
Ancient Tairona Jasper Bead - 36 mm
Our Price: £100.00

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

Condition: Excellent
36 mm x 11 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

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 display 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