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Item:333336411757I have a complete and utter fascination with old beads and have spent the better part of the last few weeks researching the Pre-Columbian culture as it pertains to beads and artifacts in the pursuit of writing descriptions for my eBay listings. * I have included some of those findings at the end of this description. For me the most precious part of old beads is the way they feel to hold. I love the characteristics of color, patterning, shape, patina and texture. This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican green jade avian bead pendant. It is drilled at the top for suspension. The stone has abrasions and erosion all over the surface but the entire piece has a smooth and worn patina. Please see photos for details. The bead measures 4 x 17.4 x 11mm. The weight is 1.5 grams. PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreen JadeAvian Bead Pendant4 x 17.4 x 11mm PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreen JadeAvian Bead Pendant4 x 17.4 x 11mm Click images to enlarge Description This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade avian bead pendant. It is drilled at the top for suspension. “Greenstone is a common generic term for valuable, green-hued minerals and metamorphosed igneous rocks and stones which early cultures used in the fashioning of hardstone carvings such as jewelry, statuettes, ritual tools, and various other artifacts. Greenstone artefacts may be made of greenschist, chlorastrolite, serpentine, omphacite, chrysoprase, olivine, nephrite, chloromelanite among other green-hued minerals. The term also includes jade and jadeite, although these are perhaps more frequently identified by these latter terms. The greenish hue of these rocks generally derives from the presence of minerals such as chlorite, hornblende, or epidote. Greenstone minerals were presumably selected for their color rather than their chemical composition. In archaeology therefore, having a loosely applied general term is at least partially influenced by the observation that ancient cultures often used and considered these various green-hued materials as interchangeable.” There are abrasions and erosion all over but the entire piece is very smooth and worn. The bead measures 4 x 17.4 x 11mm. The weight is 1.5 grams. Visit My eBay Store Payment Paid orders must be shipped within one business day. I combine shipping and will hold unpaid orders up to 14 days. Please contact me for a revised invoice for combined shipping before check out. Contact Us My goal is to provide you with the best possible customer service. Your satisfaction is very important to me and I do accept returns. If you would like to return your item, or have any questions or concerns please email me and I will help you directly. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterCondition:There are abrasions and erosion all over but the entire piece is very smooth and worn., Material:Stone, Featured Refinements:Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Type:Bead / Pendant
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