PRE-COLUMBIAN_Mesoamerican_Pectoral Greenstone Bead_9.4 x 22 x 16.3mm_5.1 grams

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller worldtraveler57 (3,406) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333339801521 This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican pectoral greenstone bead. I love looking at all the indentations from wear on this piece! “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.” It measures 9.4 x 22 x 16.3mm. The weight is 5.1 grams. There is lots of wear, abrasions and erosion from age and usage. Please see photos for condition. PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanPectoral Greenstone Bead9.4 x 22 x 16.3mm5.1 grams Click images to enlarge Description This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican pectoral greenstone bead. I love looking at all the indentations from wear on this piece! “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.” It measures 9.4 x 22 x 16.3mm. The weight is 5.1 grams. There is lots of wear, abrasions and erosion from age and usage. Please see photos for condition. 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. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Type: Artifact, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Material: Stone

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